Google “Free”

I have long been an advocate of Google, all their services “just work”. They sync up wonderfully, they’re available everywhere and best of all, it’s free!

The question, however, is, “Is using Google really free?” No, you are either buying a product or you are the product being sold. Google is not making millions on thin air, on free email clients, on free calendars, on free document services. No, they make money quite obviously on your data. Some people don’t mind the trade-off, some people do. Recently I became the part of the people that do.

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