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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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.
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.
Sunday night's announcement from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings that the company was to be split in two was a bombshell that quickly became a joke. According to Reed, Netflix will continue to stream content, while a new company called Qwikster would handle DVD distribution. Unfortunately Netflix/Qwikster haven't acquired the Qwikster Twitter handle from weed-smoking gangstaz, Jason Castillo.
Facebook's constantly evolving Terms of Service are too long and complex for most people to be bothered to read. So the dudes at Slacktory re-wrote the entire thing in bro-speak, yo. You can, like, understand it and stuff now.
That AT&T's new terms of service for wireless frowns on snagging video over P2P isn't surprising, but the fact that it effectively prohibits Slinging video to phones is mildly shocking and definitely lame.