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22,000 People Agree to Clean Toilets for WiFi Because They Didn’t Read the Terms

Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the World Wide Web, listed his top worries for the future of his creation earlier this year. One of his biggest concerns is the increasingly dense terms of service agreements that companies ask users to sign. Now, a public WiFi company has demonstrated just how dangerous those complicated agreements can be by inserting absurd conditions that thousands of people unwittingly agreed to. Read More >>

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Facebook Clarified its Policies. Now How About Fixing Them?

Facebook recently updated its community standards. As the company noted in the announcement accompanying the change, their "policies and standards themselves are not changing," but that they wanted to provide more clarity to a set of existing rules that have often been misunderstood by users. Read More >>

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Clickhole Congratulates You on Your Terms of Service Speed-Reading

How many times have you clicked "Agree" to the thousands upon thousands of words in iTunes terms of service agreements after just a few seconds? Twenty times? Fifty? Man—that is some world class speed-reading. Read More >>

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There’s a Class Action Lawsuit Against Instagram Because of Course There Is

Because it's the holidays and people will sue anything and everything is horrible, a California Instagram user has filed a class action lawsuit over that terms of service kerfuffle last week. Needless to say, this is dumb. Read More >>

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Instagram Is Going Back to the Old Terms of Service

Instagram has just announced that it'll be reverting back to the original Terms of Service that has been in place since 2010. Which basically means they've abandoned the whole mess they created because they saw how pissed off everyone was. Good thing! Read More >>

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Here’s a Translation of All that Gangsta Slang in the iTunes Terms of Service

For the critically unhip who don't know their way around even the simplest of hip-hop slang, RapGenius is something of a translator, cataloging the ins and outs of the genre's jargon, and spoon-feeding it to squares like me. And what could be more packed with impenetrable slang than the "lyrics" to the iTunes Terms of Service agreement? Read More >>

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Microsoft’s New Terms of Service Are Easy To Read, But Have a Few New Catches

With a new logo, a new operating system, and new phones on the way, Microsoft is definitely barrelling into the future. Presumably that's why it spruced up its Services Agreement as well. The new version is remarkably readible, but sneaks in a few new permissions that weren't there before. Read More >>

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How Will Google’s New Privacy Policy Affect You?

If you were hanging around the internet yesterday afternoon, you probably notices some hubbub around Google's new, unified Terms of Service Agreement. But what's it actually going to mean for you? Well, this: Read More >>