We wanted the web for free – but the price is deep surveillance

Be careful what you wish for-You just might get it!

Advertising has become the online business model but by its very nature it involves corporations spying on users to produce more targeted results.
‘Be careful what you wish for,” runs the adage. “You might just get it.” In the case of the internet, or, at any rate, the world wide web, this is exactly what happened. We wanted exciting services – email, blogging, social networking, image hosting – that were “free”. And we got them. What we also got, but hadn’t bargained for, was deep, intensive and persistent surveillance of everything we do online.
Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/24/deep-surveillance-is-price-of-a-free-web-advertising
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