Here’s a buried story worth noting:AT&T Inc. is changing its privacy policy for Internet and television customers to specify that account information is a business record the company owns and can be disclosed to government and law enforcement and to protect the company’s “legitimate business interests.” These are the same good folks who want to eliminate net neutrality. This company has an attitude and, apparently, feels that your personal information is theirs to use and abuse as they see fit. Many argue that privacy rights simply no longer exist in America and haven’t for a long time, so why make a fuss about one more nail in the coffin? But, to use another tired but apt metaphor, why slide further down the slippery slope? Why choose AT & T when there is a veritable smorgasbord of choices out there for telecommunications services, many cheaper and more or just as reliable as AT & T. Boycott AT & T. Send a message to those companies that will follow suit.

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