— OpenGlobal (@OpenGlobalWeb) January 25, 2012
When you browse the web on your O2 mobile, they send your mobile number to every site you visit.
From Lewis Peckover (possibly not his real name):
From the O2 Press Office
There are speculative stories about O2 in the UK, and the transmission of customers’ numbers while they are browsing the internet. This issue does not affect O2’s customers in Ireland. We do not transmit customers’ numbers when they are using our internet services. Our service is completely independent of the UK’s.