Email Apps Selling Data: Foxintelligence Official Answer: In a recent article we mentioned Motherboard news revealing that some popular email apps for iOS and Android, who claim to be "security-focused", extract data from users' inputs and sell it to make money.
According to the Motherboard report, among other things, two major e-mail applications were found that collect user data in questionable ways - CleanFox and Rakuten Slice.
CleanFox allows users to log out of junk newsletters with a single click. While Rakuten Slice identifies e-receipts from inboxes and extracts data from each market, which can be used by companies for marketing campaigns. In return, Rakuten Slice gives users a personalized online shopping experience.
After contacting SecNews with Foxintelligence about the rumors that are circulating online about your CleanFox application we quote the official response of the company on this matter.
"For several days, our Cleanfox application has been the subject of unfounded press accusations that have damaged our company's reputation. Not only are these accusations false and resemble defamation, but they are also contrary to our beliefs and our commitments to protection of private life.
For these reasons, we strongly reject the recent allegations that Cleanfox sells user data to third parties. This is false and defamatory. We also reject the accusations that we are not transparent with our users. A simple visit to our site confirms this to you. Before the user joins Cleanfox, we clearly analyze our commitment to never sell privacy to third parties and only to the anonymous and aggregated statistical market.
Foxintelligence and Cleanfox have never sold and will never sell personal data to third parties. Clanefox is a free service. Foxintelligence sells statistics such as the turnover of e-commerce platforms or the growth rate of online sales. To generate these statistics anonymously, we collect e-receipts. These statistics are by no means user profiles, they do not allow any kind of identification with a user of our application.
Cases of data sales that will not be anonymous referenced in some articles are related to a practice we always refuse to follow: the pseudonymization of data, that is, the assignment of a unique identifier to each user. Therefore, it is impossible to identify the statistics with Foxintelligence users. We do not sell data that will be used for ad targeting purposes. Like most online services or social media, Foxintelligence does not sell the personal data of its users. Foxintelligence's business model has nothing to do with it advertising. Thus, if you use Cleanfox, you will never have been targeted or targeted ads by third parties before you signed up for Cleanfox. "