How big tech creeps into nearly every moment of our lives

Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Credit: Kārlis Dambrāns/CC BY 2.0.

Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and Apple are the ‘Big Five’ tech giants. It’s tough to consider life without them. But with that dependence, we pay a price: our privacy. So a tech reporter conducted an experiment -- she tried to cut out the big five from her life one at a time.