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According to BusinessInsider, apps like Edison, Cleanfox, and Slice are taking your email information and selling it for profit.


  1. What type of information are the apps targeting?
  2. What do the third-party companies that buy the data use it for?
  3. Commercial emails in inboxes are scanned for what type of data?


Holmes, A. (2020). These email apps are scraping information from your inbox and selling the data for a profit., Feb. 10 (Retrievable online at