Why People Probably Won't Pay to Keep Their Web History Secret

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. ronjor

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  2. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

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    I am not sure that article has a valid premise. I mean 30 bucks a month to avoid ad targeting? Wouldn't many users just LEARN. I pay zero and nobody as far as I can tell has any hope to target me with ads. I haven't seen an ad in so long that I'll just take your word for it that they still get sent. LOL!!
     
  3. Nebulus

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    Why would anyone pay more to be spared from seeing AT&T ads when they will still be overwhelmed by ads from all other sites they browse? (assuming they don't use an ad blocker)
     
  4. krustytheclown2

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    Can't these people just pay 6 bucks a month for a VPN (or find a free one if they're cheap), save the $30, and screw their ad plan?
     
  5. deBoetie

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    The whole premise is bizarre, when they should be paying you (in aggregate) probably a few $k for the information and control they're extracting.

    My assessment is that the cost of the services & technology that's provided in return is of the order of $100s. What's worse is, you can pay the money and still get your info gouged.

    I think there's a big danger of a form of sub-prime and multiple reselling of debt going on here, that is to say, people are reselling information about you multiple times, and I can see a big crash in a few years time. Good.

    Free is way too expensive for many of these services.
     
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