In Episode 14 of the “Law & Business” podcast, Anthony and Oz Sultan (Sultan Interactive Group LLC) talk about the sale of 4chan and how that intersects with Internet privacy.
Internet privacy is an oxymoron. Any website that is accessible for free means that there’s a product involved. (In this particular case, it is the services of Verna Law, P.C.) In many cases, if there is user-generated content, the content and the user are the products. Meaning that the website can only monetize by keeping track of the users and understanding the users’ behavior, and, ultimately, selling that information to other websites that need the same information.