Amazon Prime, Grindr, and Instagram do not seem to have much in common with each other. But, a recent study by PCloud found that these apps are some of the biggest 'data burglars': they are downloading our data at an alarming rate.
Many brands and retailers in our industry promote Facebook, yet Facebook and its sister company Instagram are the leading thieves of personal data. It’s akin to them suggesting their friend sit next to a digital pick pocket.
Scott Galloway, author, professor, and investor, has warned us about big tech gaming the system and hurting indie businesses. They suck up our data and then use this to box out the competition and/or make us pay a fee to get back in the game.
Big tech is well represented among this study’s data thieves:
Parent Company / App Listed On Chart:
Facebook: Facebook and Instagram
Google: YourTube and YouTube Music
Amazon: Deliveroo and Amazon Prime Video
Read more about the digital data thieves study:
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