From the Article: I can't quite think of why I dislike this, but I do.
I can... I bought and paid for a device for my personal use. Any and all data from it should belong to me and I should be allowed to refuse its data to be used for anything and everything. The problem is, billing... they "have" to keep track of minutes and any fees based on location along with phone numbers made in either direction. The problem with that is that's precisely the information that allows misuse.
If you own a data device of any kind, you need to know that the data it produces belongs to someone else and, not only can they basically do what they need to with it, they can be compelled by others to release it. Credit rating and credit card companies are other non-favorites of mine when it comes to all this. I use cash whenever I can, which also means that I don't buy much on the internet.
Heh... and buyer beware if you buy a vehicle with something like "On Star" in it. Even if you disable such a thing, a lot of vehicles have "black box 'system flight' recorders" in them that can be used for or agin you if there's an accident. We won't even get into the cameras all over hell's little half acre.
You have to think "cheese" on all this... it's "na-cho" data anymore. "Big Brother" is alive and well. 😀