To truly be a free blog, the provider cannot charge you money, collect your information for the purpose of selling, renting, leasing, or sharing it, or show you advertisements. Needless to say, there are few really free blogs; the majority are government, institutional, school, or non-profit websites, however many of these also advertise and sell customer data.
Most ‘free’ services do not make money through selling advertisements. Access to you and information on you is what they sell to advertisers, marketers, researchers, and others. The internet economy is powered by the commodity of your information. It’s gathered as a result of your online activities and the information you share. Although many companies make it very difficult to grasp the entire breadth of their use of your information if you read the terms and conditions of a website, you should be able to see what information is being gathered and how it is shared if you read the terms and conditions of that website.
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- Your information, on the other hand, is occasionally misused in undesirable and criminal ways. Consider the following scenario:
- Companies and organizations that wish to use your personal information in ways that are harmful to you.
- Insurance companies deny coverage for medical claims, vehicle accidents, and other claims based on information found on blogs.
- Companies that use personal information about you to reject your job application or justify firing you.
- Schools that reject your application due to information found on your application
- By criminal groups or individuals creating profiles on people in order to swindle, steal identities, hijack computers, break into interesting homes or steal cars, physically harm people, and so on.
- Someone who wishes to humiliate or bully you.
- Plagiarists attempting to claim your work as their own