Let My Phone Company Be My Online Identity – Are You Kidding? - Comments Page 1

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Posted by:

George Newby
14 Sep 2018

Seriously? Data gathering entities always say that they are secure, but are repeatedly proven to be wrong. Why should we think that our phone company could be any better?

Posted by:

Ed Brach
14 Sep 2018

The Beast is coming...

Posted by:

Barry
14 Sep 2018

"The question posed in this article’s headline is, who is going to trust their carrier to safeguard their online identity? Who is going to put all of their personal data eggs into that leaky, broken basket? Not I".........THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

Posted by:

Darrell H. Leacock
14 Sep 2018

OH MY GOD !
And, I am a Ninety year old, Non Believer, WW2 and Korea, U.S.Navy Vet..
This is as private as a pair of old fashioned woolen winter under wear, with a 2 button trap (crap) door. Been there, done that.

Posted by:

NiteCat
14 Sep 2018

With all the hacking occuring in the past few years and no one being held responsible for the damage done to the consumer, we're supposed to trust something like this? Even after a couple of the phone carrieres have been hacked too??? All of these companies were supposed to be making us more secure, not less...time to get the FCC involved in this hair-brained scheme.

Posted by:

Jeanine
14 Sep 2018

Never. Never ever. Never under any circumstances. Never.

Posted by:

pdsterling
14 Sep 2018

this is a joke, right? I have a cell phone that does not have any password whatsoever. also am an old-age pensioner and curmudgegon.

Posted by:

Dwight
14 Sep 2018

Sounds fine if "breaches" could be eliminated. Of coarse fees would increase for new services. Clowns to the left of me and clowns to the right of me. 🤡🤡

Best to read this newsletter.

Posted by:

pineapplefish56
14 Sep 2018

1984 is knocking on your door...

Posted by:

Mark H.
14 Sep 2018

The people who come up with these ideas must think that people are very naive and trusting. I would soundly berate any member of my family who decided to use a smart lock on their residences, for example. The first line of security is at the individual level.
On top of that, what if you're not a customer of the Big Four? There are way too many holes to get through with this idea and then there are the privacy issues as well. I don't make decisions based on ads. My wife hates shopping with me because I go into a store, get what I'm after and leave. I shop online the same way. Find the lowest price for an item and I'm done.

Posted by:

Jay R
14 Sep 2018

I know who I am. I don't need my carrier to be my identity. On the other hand, I never understood the reason that I needed a special name and a password to pay my utility bill online. If someone wants to pretend that they are me and pay my bill, YIPPEEE!!!!!!!!!! All I can say is that the more they manage, the more they damage. The price of liberty and the price of convenience are both very high.

Posted by:

Joan
14 Sep 2018

And what happens to your ability to log in if you're behind on your phone bill, or switch to another carrier, or - heaven forfend! - use a VOIP?

No way, José! I'll list all my passwords on post-its stuck to my screen before I'd trust my phone carrier. (And I actually like mine!)

Posted by:

HisSon
14 Sep 2018

To Mr. Brach.

Amen brother.

I can't imagine how much more complicated it will have to get to have privacy in one's life. It's all about greed, money. and power, not necessarily in that order. Google, Twitter etc. anyone?

Posted by:

Nina
14 Sep 2018

Please, leave me out of Project Verify! One more way the bad guys can access your information.

Posted by:

Marc Lapierre
14 Sep 2018

Seriously? Trust Big Telecos? Never in a million years!

Posted by:

Jay R
14 Sep 2018

Just a thot, pineapple- Yeah, there knocking on the door....but I believe that's it from the inside! And to Mark H. Isn't personal responsibility Politically Incorrect?

Posted by:

Jay R
14 Sep 2018

Theirs a arrow of homonyms in my previous post.

Posted by:

Henry
14 Sep 2018

Looks like I finally have good reason to re-activate my old Samsung Convoy flip-phone that still works great on BREW-MP 😊

Posted by:

CT
14 Sep 2018

This is insane from the encryption point of view. The purpose of having a complicated and long set of encryption keys is to make it difficult to un-encrypt. Therefore, one uses a long and complicated RANDOM number. This 'nonce' based on ones information is not RANDOM!!! This concept is flawed in its inception.

Posted by:

j
14 Sep 2018

I tried to change my service through online chat to $40 a month plan/2GB...received a text that they had changed my account to 40GB Xtra xtra large plan($100+/month)! Yeah, not gonna happen here...

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