Verizon’s insidious relationship with somewhat-freshly acquired AOL took a devilish turn with respect to the privacy of its subscribers. You can read the details here.

The short: unless you opt-out, Verizon is pretty much keeping tabs on everything you do with your phone, right down to the apps you use, and where you go online, leveraging a a few diseases named CPNI and UIDH.

Take care of this now: go to the following URL, which will require you to log into your Verizon Wireless account:

https://nbillpay.verizonwireless.com/vzw/secure/setPrivacy.action

Set the following options and click Save Changes:

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If you haven’t yet, do this immediately; tell your friends.

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