Its come to my understanding that Verizon gets information about how you use your phone reported back to it. Information such as "Amount of data used for Facebook, Snapchat, Netflix" etc. I know Verizon can always see the amount of data I used, but I'd rather keep the specific content/origination of the data private.
A friend told me that I can "root my phone and disable that reporting" but I didn't get all the information. I wanted to ask this community:
- How to disable reporting back (hopefully without rooting the phone)
- If rooting is required, what the most effective way of accomplishing all this is?
For some reason, googling around for this issue has given me no information! (I am a bit shocked at that as I figure it'd be a hot topic now-a-days).
FYI - In case you are curious, I do feel how I use data is a private matter and unless a company issues a warrant, should not look at the type of traffic I carry. Its just a principal I live by.
Note - Just in case, I am sure Verizon isn't specifically sniffing my packets. My concern is Verizon seeing things like: 100 Mbs on Facebook 200 Mbs on Snapchat 500 MBs on Netflix etc It just feels weird to me that they can see this information. I'd like to disable that reporting.
Lastly: I'm using a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 running KitKat 4.4.2, Kernel vs 3.4.0.