It is Free and Always Will Be - Trading Personal Information and Privacy for the Convenience of Online Services

@article{Adams2018ItIF,
  title={It is Free and Always Will Be - Trading Personal Information and Privacy for the Convenience of Online Services},
  author={Brandon Adams and Aaron Clark and Josh Craven},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2018},
  volume={abs/1804.08491}
}
Internet users today are constantly giving away their personal information and privacy through social media, tracking cookies, “free” email, and single sign-on authentication in order to access convenient online services. Unfortunately, the elected officials who are supposed to be regulating these technologies often know less about informed consent and data ownership than the users themselves. This is why without changes, internet users may continue to be exploited by companies offering free… CONTINUE READING
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