There are a lot of free services online these days. You can store pictures “in the cloud,” develop documents, send email, and connect to people. And it doesn’t cost you a single penny.
But free isn’t always free. Many “free” services sell information about you — your likes, hobbies, salary, family members, friends, location, profession, purchase and viewing history, and other demographics — to advertisers to make money.
For more information on privacy policies see:
- Is your cloud drive really private? Not according to fine print
- Public Cloud Service Agreements: What to Expect and What to Negotiate
- Security for Cloud Computing Ten Steps to Ensure Success
Cyber Tip of the Day from the Multi-State Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC)