“Beware the ‘Free’ Internet,” The Wall Street Journal, November 15, 2018 A2. How much money do Facebook, Twitter, and Google get from allowing others to access you based on your data?
The article makes an interesting comparison to Wikipedia, where a large amount of information is made available for free, without advertising. That’s truly free. As opposed to social media.
How much is your data worth? To you? To Google? Do you agree with the implicit bargain, whereby you give use of your information in return for cat videos and an endless stream of ads?