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vonage's newest "feature": upload your contacts to us and we will use your information for marketing.
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 04:33:53 -0400



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From: the terminal of geoff goodfellow <geoff () iconia com>
Date: March 26, 2009 3:13:28 PM EDT
To: dave () farber net
Subject: vonage's newest "feature": upload your contacts to us and we will use your information for marketing.
Reply-To: geoff () iconia com

dave, forwarded to you with permission of mike grant
for IP if you wish:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Michael Grant
Date: Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 9:36 PM
Subject: vonage
To: Geoff Goodfellow

Vonage has this newish thing where you can upload your contacts and
then use it for speed dial stuff.  They even have a voice recognition
engine that can be used for speed dial.  Interesting I thought.  I'm
not sure I trust Vonage with my contacts though.

A little research on their website and sure enough, when you upload
your contacts, you give them permission to use them for their
marketing.  It's quite clear but it's buried in their privacy policy.
It's no surprise, but I do wonder how many have unwittingly used this.

Go here: http://www.vonage.com/support.php?keyword=ContactBook
Then, at the bottom, click on the FAQ.
Then go to the bottom, and look at: Will Vonage share my information
with third parties?
For details about how we treat your information, please review
Vonage's Privacy Policy.
Then click on the Privacy Policy and read the section "Use of
Information".  It says clearly that they will use your information for
marketing.

-Mike




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