Your name. Your address and telephone number. Detailed information about the amount you spend, what services you use, the numbers you call, and how long you talk. Up until now this kind of information has been considered confidential, data that can't be used for anything other than putting together customers' phone bills. But faced with competition on the local front and a planned foray into the long-distance market, US West now wants to use the data to market new services to its clients and to give its affiliates a competitive edge. And the company is arguing that it has a First... More >>>