Are you comfortable having your location and web browsing tracked for marketing purposes? If so, Verizon has a deal for you. The wireless giant launched a nationwide loyalty program called “Smart Rewards.” Subscribers must agree to have their browsing habits tracked to help marketers better target them with ads. Customers can earn points for doing things like paying bills online and using the company’s trade-in program. The points can then be used for perks like discounts for shopping, travel and dining. The other major U.S. carriers, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, all have clauses in their privacy policies reserving the right to collect personal information, including location data, for advertising purposes.
And, customers have been making some major complaints to Amazon about its streaming Prime Music service, saying there’s a lack of song selections. Amazon is trying to correct the problem, by adding hundreds of thousands of new songs to the service. The songs come from artists who are new to Prime Music, as well as artists who already have music on the site.
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