It doesn't matter.
Everyone are "stealing your data". IE, firefox, chrome, safari.
Every email company is using your data for statistics and ads. So are facebook, G+, youtube. Even utorrent ffs.
Every game is using your data. Steam, Origin, online games, some offline games which update to the internet.
PS4, Xbox, Wii.
Everyone are doing this.
Hell, 99% of people are sharing crap on the internet, things everyone can know and find in 5 minutes, knowing intimate things about you that you shared but "oh no how dare you know that??".
The only way to escape is living in an the desert under a sand painted house with a tin foil hat without internet or any contact with the outside world, staring at the far away land 12 hours a day, living 100% from the land, until you die.
So please stop with all this bulls. Its getting old.
"Stealing your data"...
Like everyone are not already sharing 90% of their life with everyone else already. Like your life are so sacred than the rest of the world is so interested in every person personally like it matters...
This is the internet / share era. Everyone can know almost everything about everyone else easily. No one is special.
They are doing it illegally... unless you consent.
It seems you've lost your freedoms and have given in. I don't follow others, nor have ever left myself open to the 99% rule. You seem to think it's ok, because you are part of the 99% who don't care.
Secondly, you are ignorant. Only FREE email companies read your email. You forgo your privacy for using free stuff. Also kid.. one must have a Facebook, or Twitter account for those to matter. They are not needed and just an emotional pacifier for ill humans living in the past.
Lastly, It is understandable though, why you defend FREE gmail accounts.. you want everyone to be part of your 99% ignorant. Safety in numbers..