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Why is it free? Watch out for your privacy!

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No such thing as a free lunch. Here's a commercial service that gives you something for free. How? They collaborate with advertisers to harvest information about your browsing habits. Which means you are the product. The privacy policy even admits they follow you around online after you leave the site. Creepy. (Just like Google, Facebook and LinkedIn, by the way: they do the same. They sell you, which is why they seem "free" in the same way.)

A flavour of Pluto.tv's privacy policy:

Our Services do not support Do Not Track requests at this time, which means that we collect information about your online activity both while you are using the Services and after you leave our Services.

"We don't support widely accepted browser settings, so we follow you around the internet like the creeps we are." Enjoy!

Btw, if you don't know what to do about all this - and it goes on all the time online - get a VPN service that doesn't keep logs about your browser data (e.g. Private Internet Access or AirVPN). Then purge the cookies from your browser using something like BleachBit, CCleaner or BetterPrivacy and stop using Chrome, log out of Google and use use Firefox instead with uBlock Origin, https Everywhere and Disconnect installed.

For more info, check out PrivacyTools.io.

[Edited by JohnFastman, January 09]


PrivacyTools has some good info, but DigDeeper is better: https://digdeeper.neocities.org/