Last week, Verizon announced a new subscription service that promised to protect your privacy when you do anything on your smartphone that connects you to the Internet.
Safe Wi-Fi is practically Verizon’s own branded VPN service that uses security company McAfee’s technology under the hood.
Because in agreeing to use Verizon’s Safe Wi-Fi to keep your data private, you are giving it and McAfee permission to use your data for targeted ads, among other things.
And that’s when things immediately go south.
That very policy tells users that McAfee, and by extension Verizon, will actually be collecting personal data and use those for advertising purposes.