Daily Archives: April 9, 2015

“The number-one pop­u­lar gripe against Google is that they’re watch­ing ev­ery­thing we do on­line and us­ing it to mon­e­tize us. That one doesn’t both­er me in the slight­est. The ser­vices are free so someone’s got­ta pay the ren­t, and that’s the ad­ver­tis­er­s.”

Tim Bray, Ongoing, Google + 1yr 2015-03-29

Well, there are other ways to pay the rent. The fact that Google and its fellow data collectors are gathering so much personal information is beyond creepy. These apps are not free and the price that the users are paying may be far too high in both the short and long runs.