Would you accept free 517MB monthly 3G in exchange for your privacy?
Samba, a company in England, began offering in the United Kingdom a service that will deliver 517 megabytes free to surf the Internet through the Cases. The fine print is that you have to install an application that will monitor not see pornographic material that is copyrighted or offensive may also install cookies that Samba will deliver to your location data, web sites visited, searches and so on. Besides, force you to watch two and a half minutes of advertising for brands such as Volvo, Dell or Xbox Kinect.
The service will also give you the option to purchase a SIM card and 3G USB modem to use the service on computers, but anyway will force you to put a plugin to your browser to monitor your movements online.
However, experts are skeptical about this business model, both because there are not enough brands willing to pay for this type of advertising, for the appreciation of users to the instantaneity of the iPad, so ensure that they will be willing to lose two and half minutes to browse internet for a while, even for free.
Link: Samba’s advert-supported 3G data service launches in UK (BBC UK)Tags: 3G, Advertising, Cookies, free, iPad, Privacy