The Flip Side of Free

The Flip Side of Free Understanding the Economics of the Internet

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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 phone…but"-is it really tracking everything I do? listening to everything I say?

Book information

ISBN: 9780262045650
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 384.31
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 259
Weight: 504g
Height: 161mm
Width: 236mm
Spine width: 26mm