So blown our of proportion. What they did was make it like how Google does it. They can sell it like Google does with targeted advertising.
You are 1
This is your history
XYZ sells bacon
Carrier sees you like bacon
Carrier shows XYZ ad because you like bacon
XYZ pays carrier for the ad space.
It's not like I have your data in a folder then I am going to go to Best buy and sell them your folder data. There are already laws in place that stops that.
So by the providers saying they won't do it is just one of those things they couldn't do anyways but saying it would give them brownie points.
You honestly shouldn't worry anyway since companies like google will sell your info regardless. So since i'm confident that you use a smartphone then you have already given up the freedom of privacy basically to daddy google. Also like tidbits mentioned its not as big a issue as you would think. Its crappy but it doesn't really change much.
Hey, bobdobilina. I know your question is asked from a place of legitimate concern.