How Apple and The European Union Torched Big Tech’s Data Empire

It’s often said that “if you’re not paying for the product, you are the product.” For years, the Big Tech giants held to this business model with an idle solidarity, pocketing the cash as users signed away their profitable data rights. Following new privacy protections from Apple and the European Union, however, these elites are suddenly scrambling to save their empire of cards.

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