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Your email provider might be selling your personal data

February 11, 2020

Popular email applications like Edison, CleanFox and Slice have been accused of selling information scraped from users’ inboxes without their knowledge.

According to a report from Motherboard, the information collected by Edison was sold to companies involved in different businesses like e-commerce, Finance, travel, and others. Edison, on its homepage, boasts that it offers, “No Ads, Just Mail.”

In most cases, users were not aware that their data was being sold on, showing a worrying lack of clarity across many of the email providers.

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