Do you think streaming services handle your privacy well? Well, that’s not so bad. Only Apple TV+ takes your data seriously.
We are all subscribed to at least one streaming service. For most users, this will be Netflix or Disney +, but there are of course more options such as Amazon Prime Video, discovery + and Apple TV +. However, your privacy doesn’t always seem to go well. However, you are much safer with the latter end.
+ Apple TV is more secure
In fact, Apple TV+ is the only one where you don’t run the risk of that party selling data to third parties, according to a new report from Common Sense Media. It shows that major streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video don’t take user privacy 100% seriously.
Of course, if you use a free streaming service, which is common with some services in the US, you can expect them to use your data for additional income in addition to advertising. However, if you only pay a fixed amount per month, don’t expect to sell your data again.
Common Sense Media has taken a closer look at the terms and conditions of the various streaming services. This states that all companies can simply resell your data. The only party that doesn’t do this is Apple TV +.
Selling data is, of course, very interesting to those companies, because it generates additional money. It is again interesting to buyers because it allows them to provide personalized ads.
Amazon Prime Video and Netflix say they don’t sell user data, but do use trackers on their own platforms and third-party apps. However, there is not much you can do about it. The only option is not to subscribe.
Therefore, common sense media provided advice to the consumer. For example, both Apple and YouTube TV received a “good” score. Apple TV+ has a privacy rating of 79 percent, while Netflix has to make do with 46 percent.
“Common Sense media”, is this the “We from WC duck” club?
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