Browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Bing and others are free.
Social media apps like Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, and others are free.
Or are they?
When you’re not paying for the service, you’re not the customer. You’re the product.
So we shouldn’t be surprised that these data warehouses (because that’s what they are) have been finding ways to make money with our content. It’s like crack. They can’t get enough of it. They’re addicted and they need more all the time.
And now it looks like they have let the government hook up to their networks and suck up all of our data “in case” they might need it to investigate foreign terrorists. Again, we shouldn’t be surprised. But that doesn’t mean we have to accept it.