How to Protect Your Privacy as More Apps Harvest Your Data
Most free online services will probably cost you some personal information, but a few simple tips can help stem the tide.
In the real world, your personal life is a private space. But in tech, your personal data is a ripe resource for businesses to harvest in their own interests.
That was the broad takeaway from last week's New York Times profile on Uber, the car-summoning service, and its chief executive, Travis Kalanick. Among other revelations, the report illuminated that to stay competitive, Uber bought information about its main American ride-hailing competitor, Lyft, from Unroll.me, a free email digest service.