Prying Eyes

Jul 9, 2018

‘It made me feel sick’: how Optus is monetising your web browsing history

If you think that Optus just provides telephony and internet services, think again. They’re also selling their customers.

Ben Grubb — Prying Eyes journalist

Ben Grubb

Prying Eyes journalist

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Image credit: Gilles Lambert

If you’re an Optus mobile phone or home internet customer, here’s something we suspect you don’t know about your telco: it is monetising customer web browsing histories so they can be targeted with ads based on the websites they have visited.

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