Google also has a data-vacuuming iOS app that bypasses the App Store (Update)
Like Facebook, Google compensates participants for granting it deep access to phone data.
CCleaner promises to give users more control over data after backlash
This shouldn't have been an afterthought.
Data-broker leak exposes 340 million personal records
Phone numbers, home addresses and religious beliefs were publicly accessible.
Parent groups say YouTube defies underage data-collection laws
Campaigners say YouTube isn't doing enough to protect children.
Strava simplified how to opt out of its heat map data collection
The opt-out toggle is now on the first page of its privacy settings.
Windows 10's data collection allegedly violates Dutch privacy law
Unsurprisingly, Microsoft disagrees with some key points.
Google will no longer scan your Gmail for ad targeting
The company will still happily gather your data elsewhere, of course.
The Meitu selfie app unlocks your anime beauty and personal data
Behind those glowing eyes is a data mining operation.
Facebook buys data on users' offline habits for better ads
And opting out is a lot more complicated than it should be.