PYMTS | June 1, 2021 – If you’re using a service and not paying for it, then you’re not the customer, you’re the product.
Free isn’t really free and there is often a price to be paid for accepting the service – sometimes an incredibly high one.
“When installing apps infected with software that makes your computer part of a botnet, the traffic from your machine will look like it’s originating from you, and there could be potential consequences,” says NuData’s Vice President of Emerging Technologies Robert Capps. “It could be as little as being disconnected from your ISP for file sharing, but it could be as bad as getting subpoenas for illegal activity of which you are totally unaware.”
For the complete interview, visit Consumers Beware: There’s No Such Thing As A Free App.