AT&T offering customers new privacy options

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- AT&T is offering new privacy options for Internet users.

AT&T is not only offering the ultra fast gigapower service in Kansas City, Leawood, Lenexa, Olathe and Overland Park to compete with Google Fiber, but they are offering customers the option to opt out of the Internet preferences program.

The option will cost users an additional $29.

The Internet preferences program creates a record of the web pages Internet users visit and the amount of time spent on each. The program also keeps track of the links or ads users follow.

Google claimed they do not  track users in this manner but that it uses a third-party system.