What this means is that my carrier has the ability to monitor everything I do online, insert adverts, steal passwords or credit card information. What’s worse is that they keep this shifty activity a secret. My carrier refused to comment on the reasons for the privacy intrusion, but their forums were inflamed.
I write this post after recent emergence of a similar scandal in which certain carriers were inserting mobile phone numbers into the header of every website giving any website the user might visit access to the number.
Naturally online tools have popped up to check if your carrier is doing the dirty on you. I recommend gladdy.co.uk/mobile. Carriers should not be modifying content at all. When you pay for an internet service you assume you’re not going to get a cut back experience, but most commonly web pages you visit are first downloaded by the carrier, messed with, and then sent to you.