Yes you read it right. Nothing comes for free as you think it is just a relative term used by companies to develop a strong user base and then use it for their own benefits, keep reading you will agree with me later.
When an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product.
It is amazing how download site owner make a living with that, many internet users think that the owner of a download site paid per download. First I want to clear to you that is not true. They never get paid for those free downloads. They are not taking any cost from you to download from these sites and that’s why they are also not getting paid for downloads.
The only real guarantee that companies won’t go overboard in invading customers’ privacy is that they have large revenue streams which make it an unnecessary risk.
Monetization through ads was the only relatively easy choice for companies not offering any products or services that people wanted to buy. That revenue stream, however, is not as easy to hold on to as those coming directly from customers. The tech firms that fell back on ads will need to offer value to customers, not advertisers, as the best “legacy” media companies have learned to do. NYPost