There are three areas, seen from a financial perspective, which fuel the internet in terms of dollars earned.
One I have examined previously is search engines where advertising dollars have helped to create some of the most powerful organizations in the world. This has been reinforced with income also produced by selling information about users to ad agencies and others. The dangers there are evident.
A second lucrative business on the net are internet dating sites which have milions of users and are immensely profitable. Yet hard facts about how much money is involved, who controls the sites and who are the investors are difficult to come by.
I take a look at business end of that internet business.