The cost of “free”

Google GMail may not at present be generating “material revenues” for Google, but the data the system captures, retains and perpetually stores about individuals’ personal and business activities is being mined by Google to its long-term strategic advantage.

Read Donna Bogatin’s thoughts on GMail and the privacy sacrifices its usrs are making. Previously from WNM (and Donna Bogatin), Google GMail personal data mining: Where is the outrage?


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  1. Pingback: The currency of new media is information, but is the marketplace of exchange privacy? « What’s New Media?

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