Check out this article on WPCentral, then go adjust your privacy settings on Verizon.
And no, I don't believe this has anything to do with the rumored delay on WP8 devices on Verizon. Verizon doesn't need access to phones to track data. It goes through their network. They can track it there.
Yea.... I remember seeing another article like this a while back - The default on the policy should be set to not share, but we all know these types of companies.
AT&T is poised to be the number one carrier for Windows Phone 8 this holiday season. Many Verizon customers, who also happen to be Windows Phone fans, were distraught to find that the Lumia 920 was exclusive to AT&T. Now it looks like Verizon might not even carry a single Windows Phone because Microsoft cares too much about your privacy.
Microsoft is having none of it. They won’t let Verizon install spyware on Windows Phone 8, and Verizon won’t carry the devices for that reason. Daily Mobile reports that both parties are working towards an agreement, but Microsoft seems unwilling to give any leeway to Verizon on the matter.
Where have I heard all of this before? Oh right, this is just like Microsoft’s current fight with advertisers over the “Do Not Track” button being set on by default in Internet Explorer 10. Microsoft has come out in defense of privacy, and advertisers don’t like it one bit. They even went as far as saying that advertisers could just ignore any DNT signals being sent by IE10.
So where does this leave Windows Phone 8 if this rumored situation ends up being true? Verizon is a major carrier and very popular among the populace. Windows Phone 8 can’t afford to lose such an important carrier, but Microsoft is wanting to be the good guy here. Will it be morality or cold hard cash that wins out in the end? My bet is on the latter.
We’ve reached out to Verizon and Microsoft on the issue and will update when he hear back.
From what I have been hearing, Verizon employees were supposed to get hands on training on WP8 devices next week and it has been postponed. Something fishy is seriously going on
Well in a week, we should have some more light on this matter, the 29th is the windows phone launch date. I would hope we would hear something about verizon lineup then.