Tagged With terms of service

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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.

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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!

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If you were hanging around the internet yesterday afternoon, you probably noticed some hubbub around Google's new, unified Terms of Service Agreement. Let's step back from the emotion (and one writer's opinion), and take a cool-headed, analytical look at what the new policies might actually mean for you.