Marketers are using autofill tech to prey on consumers' email information, says research

Nicholas Fearn
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Marketers are using autofill tech to spy on your email addresses

Marketing companies are using built-in browser autofill features to learn the email addresses of consumers, according to research published last week. Browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari an...

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