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Mobile Number Information Issue [25/01/12] [Resolved]

Started by: craig_t
On: 25/01/2012 | 12:26
Replies: 295
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by: andy0
on: 25/01/2012 | 12:55

@up_the_saddlers wrote:
@Craig if your so concerned about privacy etc why not turn data off until this issue is sorted?

No, thank you.

 

Some people use browsers which don't forward the phone number in the headers, and some or perhaps even most are visiting sites which they trust not to give information to other parties.

 

To explain that last point, if someone logs into a website which is going to process debit card details and make a payment, then it isn't going to be giving away their card detauls, let alone their phone number.

 

 

Message 104 of 296
by: up_the_saddlers
on: 25/01/2012 | 12:56
A tip for anyone using giffgaff/o2/tesco data, if you use operamini it blocks your number from being sent. Other browser apps possibly do the same
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Message 105 of 296
by: up_the_saddlers
on: 25/01/2012 | 12:57
@andy0 trusted sites arent always trusted, eg facebook, havent they been accused of selling users information? Phone number just increases the cost they sell it for Smiley Wink
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Message 106 of 296
by: flexdeveloper
on: 25/01/2012 | 12:58

Thanks giffgaff for responding so quickly to this issue. This is an apalling breach of trust by O2.

Message 107 of 296
by: turkeyphant
on: 25/01/2012 | 12:58
I'm scared about this! The impact hasn't happened yet! Every website now knows that they have two years of logs link customers' number with their mobile operator AND their browsing habits. The exploits are huge from phishing to spam to whatever.

As for those absolving GG, GG choose the O2 network. They are responsible for due diligence. If your headtecher employed a peado in your kids school, would they not be to blame?
Message 108 of 296
by: xmob
on: 25/01/2012 | 12:58

@headbangerkenny wrote:
But LandOfDroid have told us about an alternative APN login called "bypass" which turns off the number sending.


I have tested this and it doesn't work.

Message 109 of 296
by: turkeyphant
on: 25/01/2012 | 12:59
While we fix this issue, can we also fix the downgrading of image quality too?
Message 110 of 296
by: andy0
on: 25/01/2012 | 13:00

@up_the_saddlers wrote:
@andy0 trusted sites arent always trusted, eg facebook, havent they been accused of selling users information? Phone number just increases the cost they sell it for Smiley Wink

Always read the terms of use and the privacy policy.

Message 111 of 296
by: turkeyphant
on: 25/01/2012 | 13:00

@up_the_saddlers wrote:
A tip for anyone using giffgaff/o2/tesco data, if you use operamini it blocks your number from being sent. Other browser apps possibly do the same

No - only proxying browsers.

Message 112 of 296
by: flexdeveloper
on: 25/01/2012 | 13:01
It only took until page three for the act of divulging someone's phone number to a third-party to be compared to the abhorrent crime of paedophilia.

Stay classy giffgaff community Smiley Wink
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