No one likes unsolicited mail. So, on the face of it, Unroll.me’s inbox decluttering service looks like a godsend – except that by giving it access to your account you are laying yourself open to even more invasion of your privacy.
And it’s not just Unroll.me that passes on users’ private details to interested third parties. Google and Facebook apps, sites and plugins are equally inclined to use your data to their advantage.
Fortunately, it is relatively easy to extricate yourself from these intrusions, as outlined in wired.com’s editorial. Give it a try during your lunch break, you might be surprised to see how many applications you’ve unwittingly granted access to. It is certainly worth bearing in mind that the more add-ons you have, the more access points there are to you data and the more vulnerable your information becomes.