Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon or Twitter: the company which collects most data might surprise you

This tech giant collects 39 kinds of data from you, beware!

Highlights
  • New research suggests tech giants like Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Twitter collect a massive chunk of your data.
  • Among these, Google is the one that cumulates the most, and Apple saves the least amount of your data. 
  • The companies use the data they collected from you for their benefit. 

Data privacy is the most worrying problem in the digital world nowadays. With so much research on this topic revealing companies collect a huge chunk of your sensitive data, it seems like nothing is safe on the web these days. While putting a leash on this data hunger of tech giants is not in our hands, knowing what and how many kinds of data these companies suck from you surely is. And that’s precisely what a new report from StockApps sheds light on.

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In its search for which tech mammoth collects the most data from its users, StockApps found out companies gather up to 39 kinds of data from you and use it as and when needed, without your concern. This includes Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Twitter: websites/apps that many frequently use daily.

Google user data collection highest

According to the report, Google collects the most data from you, that of 39 different kinds. Next in the line is Twitter, which hoards 24 types of your data. A point behind Twitter is Amazon, which cumulates 23 categories of data from you. The Meta-owned Facebook takes 14 kinds of data when you use their platform. Last on the list is Apple, which saves the least amount of your data in 12 different classes.

Commenting on this, Edith Reads from StockApps.com stated, “Most people do not have the time or patience to read privacy policies that can be several pages long for each website they visit. Also, it is quite unlikely that all users have a background in law to properly grasp the privacy policy.”

“Besides the fact that users aren’t able to find patience, time or the energy to discover what information websites store and how they can use it to benefit. This means that users are able to allow Google to access all the information they require by accepting the privacy policies.”

While the report doesn’t highlight exactly what kind of data is racked up by these companies, it does suggest that the data collected is used for their benefits, which is likely to run ads according to users’ search history or interaction on social platforms.