Privacy Advocates Fret About Verizon-AOL Deal

Privacy advocates are nervous about Verizon's efforts to gather more detailed personal information about its users for advertising, following Verizon's $4.4 billion purchase of AOL. "Whether or not the combination of a major online advertiser with the largest mobile-services provider raises substantial antitrust concerns, it raises extremely substantial and urgent privacy concerns," said Harold Feld, the senior vice president of Public Knowledge, a consumer-advocacy group.