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And They Call This a “Service” Provider?

In the “I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes” department, USA Today reports that as part of AT&T’s “GigaPower” plan to bring a fiber optic network directly into customers’ homes for television, internet, and telephone service, it is offering customers an interesting optional service:

For $29 a month, AT&T won’t sell your browser and search history information to advertisers and other such vultures.

Isn’t that awfully nice of the folks at AT&T?

Or… is it just blackmail?