Verizon Wireless Says Stop Harvesting Wireless Numbers

Posted: Jan 30 2008, 1:21pm CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 5:56am CDT, in News | Mobile Phones


/* Story Top Left 2010 300x250, created 7/15/10 */ google_ad_slot = "8340327155";
Buy verizon wireless from Amazon Prime Day, Amazon Cyber Monday and Black Friday Now

Verizon Wireless has called on Intelius to stop harvesting wireless numbers online using data mining techniques. Verizon says that harvesting wireless numbers that aren’t otherwise listed from social networking sites and other places is a violation of the number owner’s right to privacy.

"Stop it. This is a violation of Americans' privacy. People expect their cell phone numbers to remain private," said Steve Zipperstein, vice president and general counsel of Verizon Wireless. Verizon Wireless says it will take whatever steps are necessary to stop the number harvesting including litigation to protect its customers.

Intelius says it will charge its customers a fee to find a number that is unlisted or unpublished and identify a person’s wireless provider. “Trolling the Internet, using data mining techniques and simply buying lists to create a directory are actions that clearly violate a consumer's right to privacy," Zipperstein continued. "Verizon Wireless has long refused to release our customers' numbers and we call on legislators and policy makers to ensure that what a consumer wants to be private stays that way."

Via Verizon Wireless

You May Like


The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at




Leave a Comment

Share this Story

Follow Us
Follow I4U News on Twitter
Follow I4U News on Facebook

You Also Like


Read the Latest from I4U News