My Verizon app, “Custom Experience” and “Custom Experience Plus,” if not disabled, appear to have collected customers’ data.
This feature is automatically turned on as Andrew Paul from Input did not remember turning it on. Phone numbers and location are some of the information.
Verizon may be using your internet activity to target ads based on what you have searched or accessed. Users have the option to opt out, but are not given a prompt as to whether they should opt in or out of the feature when installing the Verizon mobile app.
The company claims that it would not sell your information to marketers and instead “use it only for Verizon purposes,” but either way, this is alarming.