Wanda Kramer gets her wireless service from AT&T. Her landline phone service comes via Verizon, her Internet from EarthLink and her cable TV from Time Warner Cable.
What do all these companies have in common? One answer is that they all want to share Kramer's personal information with their business affiliates.
That intent was underlined the other day when Kramer, 87, of Redlands, received a notice from AT&T declaring that "the protection of our customers' privacy is of utmost importance to the employees and management of the AT&T family of companies."
Yet despite that lofty stance, the notice went on to state that AT&T would be sharing Kramer's...