This Canadian Phone Service Provider Is Going To Make It Possible For Your Parents To See What Porn You Watch - MTL Blog

This Canadian Phone Service Provider Is Going To Make It Possible For Your Parents To See What Porn You Watch

A security breach would be disastrous.

You're probably no stranger to going on social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook to find ads on products you might have just been talking about or looking at previously. It's definitely a pretty creepy experience that makes you wonder how much your phone actually tracks you.

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TL;DR Since last year, Bell Canada has been asking its customer for access to their personal information. The company is able to track your every move on your device, which could be a concern if a security breach or other complications occurred. More information below.

Well, it turns out that if you're a customer of Bell Canada, they could be tracking you at all times.

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Since December of last year the largest telecommunications group in Canada has been asking its customers if they could track everything they do. From your home and mobile phone to internet, television, and your apps... Bell wants to know it all.

If the user gives permission, Bell will begin tracking your age, gender, address, and specific devices you use just to name a few. 

But it gets even weirder than that. The service provider also has the ability to see how many messages you send and receive, your voice minutes, data consumption, and connectivity when you download or stream media.

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The major concern with a service provider having all of this personal information at their fingertips is if there happens to be a security breach. If hackers were to access this kind of information, people's lives could be out in the open.

Another concern is that the tracking of this information will allow Bell Canada to offer ads tailored to their users' interests. But what if the user is on a family plan? That could mean that ads for things like pornography, personal services, and other sensitive material would begin popping up for all users on the plan.

This could lead to some awkward family moments if an ad for porn pops up on a parent's device.

With the ability to track such personal information, there's definitely potential that your service provider could be using your activity on your device already. Needless to say, you might want to be more cautious when using your phone, tablet, laptop and even television from now on.

Have you given your Canadian service provider permission to track your every move?

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