When it comes to privacy, mobile carriers must choose whether they serve customers or advertisers

The privacy issue with mobile devices has several layers. This article does a good job explaining how they work and who is tracking you as you navigate the internet. 2 quick ways not to be tracked:

1) Only visit https sites, It is not possible for the mobile carrier to inject a tracking header when visiting a secure site.

2) Access the web from you phone using a wifi connection this will circumvent your carriers network entirely.

-Dave

Gigaom

Mobile carriers are always trying to find new places to insert themselves in the mobile value chain. They want to be indispensable, not just suppliers of commoditized connectivity that lets others make big money off new services running over the carriers’ networks.

But what can carriers in a competitive market can offer that no one else can? Their presence at the most important gate – the connection between the mobile user and the wider world. They manage the connection on a device that’s becoming more personal by the year, a device through which people live their lives. And there’s more than one thing they can do with that position of power.

Operators can use their stewardship of the user’s identity, represented by their SIM card and phone number, to act as a provider of security and guardian of the user’s privacy. More on that shortly, but let’s look first at…

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