Comcast Secretly Stops Allowing Users to Opt-Out of Targeted Digital Advertising

Comcast Secretly Stops Allowing Users to Opt-Out of Targeted Digital Advertising

I was trying to manage my data sharing preferences for Comcast (they have a local monopoly on internet) and wasn’t able to opt-out of giving them my data for use in targeted digital advertising. I called about it, and (according to the customer service rep) Comcast has been removing this option from all users in the past 4-6 weeks.

All of Comcast’s previous statements tout their policy of allowing users to opt-out of this using the link https://my.xfinity.com/adinformation/, which is now broken. This also contradicts their online Commitment to Consumer Privacy and previous public statements.

I think this is part of a broader agenda to take advantage of the end of net neutrality focused on their upcoming streaming service funded through digital advertising (aka selling user data).

This is just another data point to support the idea that ending net neutrality was a bad idea.

submitted by /u/Angiosperminator to r/netneutrality
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