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Why "free" comes at a price: the costs of free internet services in terms of privacy, cybersecurity, and the growing market power of technology giants.
The upside of the internet is free Wi-Fi at Starbucks, Facetime over long distances, and nearly unlimited data for downloading or streaming. The downside is that our data goes to companies that use it to make money, our financial information is exposed to hackers, and the market power of technology companies continues to increase. In The Flip Side of Free , Michael Kende shows that free internet comes at a price. We're beginning to realize…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Why "free" comes at a price: the costs of free internet services in terms of privacy, cybersecurity, and the growing market power of technology giants.

The upside of the internet is free Wi-Fi at Starbucks, Facetime over long distances, and nearly unlimited data for downloading or streaming. The downside is that our data goes to companies that use it to make money, our financial information is exposed to hackers, and the market power of technology companies continues to increase. In The Flip Side of Free, Michael Kende shows that free internet comes at a price. We're beginning to realize this. Our all-purpose techno-caveat is "I love my smart speaker...but"--is it really tracking everything I do? listening to everything I say?
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: MIT Press / The MIT Press
  • Seitenzahl: 259
  • Erscheinungstermin: 9. März 2021
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 231mm x 162mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 502g
  • ISBN-13: 9780262045650
  • ISBN-10: 0262045656
  • Artikelnr.: 59641468
Autorenporträt
Michael Kende is a Senior Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, a Senior Adviser at Analysys Mason, a Digital Development Specialist at the World Bank Group, and former Chief Economist of the Internet Society. He has worked as an academic economist at INSEAD and as a US regulator at the Federal Communications Commission.
Inhaltsangabe
Part I The Upside of Free
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Global Standard
Chapter 3 Why Is Wi-Fi Free?
Chapter 4 Something for Nothing
Part II The Downside of Free
Chapter 5 Did We Give Away Our Privacy?
Chapter 6 Is Our Data Secure?
Chapter 7 Platform Power
Chapter 8 The Digital Divide
Part III The Future of Free
Chapter 9 Trust the Future
Chapter 10 The Need for Change
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index