Popular iOS and Mac apps scratch the inboxes for the benefit of personal data, the report finds [U]

A new report Motherboard today we dive in a little bit of iOS and Mac applications/services that are not very transparent about the sale of personal data of users. In particular, one of them is even in the Apple App Store ranked in the top 100 for productivity apps.

Update: Edison has responded to the report, as well as the sharing of how to opt-out of data sharing. See the full text of the declaration below.

The first e-mail application Motherboard noted in his report that the use of scratch cards to sell personal data is Edison. While the developer says on its website that it does not “process” of its users ‘ e-mails, Edison customers who Motherboard interviewed stated that they do not realize what was happening.

And when you look at the big picture, Edison have phrases such as “privacy by design” and “privacy first” on its website can feel misleading after learning about how they scrape and sell personal data.

Motherboard learned the details in a J. P. Morgan document on the way to Edison land from the sale of personal email data for businesses:

“They could certainly be a little more clear about their intentions,” Seb Insua, an Edison user who said that they were not aware of the data of sale, said to the motherboard. “Their web site is just like “No advertising” and “privacy” First,” he added (the website of the company says “Edison-Trends in practices of privacy by design.”)

Update: Edison has responded to the report, as well as the sharing of how to opt-out of data sharing. See the full text of the declaration below.

Motherboard also discovered that two other popular e-mail applications/services using the same practice of scraping and selling user’s email, data, Cleanfox and Slice.

“They could certainly be a little more clear about their intentions,” Seb Insua, an Edison user who said that they were not aware of the data of sale, said to the motherboard. “Their web site is just like “No advertising” and “privacy” First,” he added (the website of the company says “Edison-Trends in practices of privacy by design.”)

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