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7 scandalous things tech companies like Facebook, Apple, and Amazon have done that sound made up - but are actually true

7 scandalous things tech companies like Facebook, Apple, and Amazon have done that sound made up - but are actually true
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  • Major tech companies like Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Uber, and Google have an enormous amount of access to, and influence on, the average person's life.
  • In some cases, the companies have admitted to using their access in data in ways that tend to make people uncomfortable.
  • Most recently, Apple apologized for slowing down the performance of batteries on older model iPhones.


Tech companies have done a lot of questionable things over the years, from slowing down old batteries to collecting data on users' sex lives.

Chris Gilliard, a professor who researches privacy and tech policy, provided several examples in a December Twitter thread featuring some of the most notable companies in the world, including Facebook, Google, and Amazon.

Read on to see some of the things tech companies have done that sound too strange to be true:

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