How to Stop Emails From Spying on You

Companies have been hiding read receipts in your emails for decades. Now everyone’s doing it. Here’s how to shut that down.

Fast Company
Apr 2 · 6 min read

By Michael Grothaus

Make no mistake about it: Companies want to know everything you do online, whether it’s when you post to social media, or what subject you’re reading…

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