How to revoke access for third-party apps like Unroll.me

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slaA New York Times report revealed, as part of a broader story about Uber’s recent troubles, that analytics firm Slice Intelligence sells the data it gathers from your inbox with its Unroll.me app. And some people, understandably, are Mad As Hell and Not Going to Take This Anymore.

By now it’s safe to assume that almost every free internet service that provides some kind of utility isn’t really “free,” and that the price you pay, if it’s not in the form of an actual withdrawal from your bank account, is in the currency of your personal data. Unroll.me, which scans people’s inboxes for marketing emails and newsletters and offers to unsubscribe them in big batches, fits this bill: it is helpful, and it is “free.”

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