Your Mobile Phone Number is not Safe with your Mobile Operator

Posted in Mobile on Wednesday, the 25th of January, 2012.

There has been a lot of fuss today about mobile network O2 handing out the mobile numbers of its customers to websites that they visit.

That's clearly an unfortunate occurrence, and O2 users as well as the web in general were understandably outraged. But what surprised me was not that it happened at all, it was the fact that the public really don't understand quite how widely it was happening already.

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Posted by Ciaran McNulty on Thursday, the 26th of January, 2012.

Hm, I'd always assumed the *operator*'s portal would have this information, I never realised they sold it to third parties!

Presumably this is something that I agreed to in the endless Ts and Cs when signing my contract.

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