For years, I’ve ranted against free online services that tempt users into trading their data’s privacy and security, as well as their personal privacy, for a little bit of convenience.
Yet, despite the fact that Google and its competitors make hundreds of billions of dollars each year by exploiting their users’ private data, many users don’t seem to realize that their privacy is worth much, much more than what they trade it for.
In fact, after reading some of my past rants, many people have written to accuse me of being too paranoid about my privacy.
Personally, I don’t think I’m being paranoid to refuse to trust my privacy to companies that profit from exploiting their users’ private data.
Do you agree with me?
See if you feel the same way after you know that MySpace has begun selling its users’ data to anyone who can afford it.
And if you’re still not convinced, then take a look at this old article about Facebook.
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