The Terrifying Cost of “Free” Websites


The Terrifying Cost of

If you’re not paying, you’re not the customer–you’re the product.

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  1. Isn't this common knowledge? I mean of course free websites make money showing us ads. I'd rather have ads that are tailored to me instead of random ones that I'd never be interested in. I also use an ad blocker so I never see any of them anyway.

  2. When you use Facebook, you accept these "risks". If people didn't know before watching this that it saves your interests and habits, then you should be better informed. And finally, who's making you buy the products from the ads? Nobody. That's like avoiding highways because you don't want to see a billboard that might tempt you to buy a product. Makes no sense.

  3. Yes, Google and Facebook has a lot of information of you. But it's the AI that has all this information. No staff knows anything about you, and don't know what anyone likes. It's automatic and no human is behind it.

  4. Though. Doens't websites usually say "We won't share your personal informatio" when you sign the user agreement? or do they mean something else?