In response to Facebook’s announcement of an updated Terms of Service, some users have updated their statuses with a useless legal disclaimer.
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A statement from the U.K. Parliament, says that terms of service agreements do a poor job of obtaining informed consent from users.
Anonymous apps promise users anonymity, but do as they please with the data.
Rihanna is back on Instagram after her account was suspended for nude photos. Other celebs have protested Instagram’s terms of service regarding nudity.
LinkedIn could lead the industry in presenting users with terms of service agreements that are useful and easy to understand.
Social platforms may come with strings attached — but tech companies should remember that there’s a two-way business model.
When agreeing to the terms of service, users grant many sites the right to do whatever they want with their content without any notice.
“Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features.”
A judge in San Francisco has dismissed a class action lawsuit filed against Instagram over an update to its terms of service. Prompted by consumers’ fears that the company would sell their photos without compensation, California resident Lucy Rodriguez and the law firm Finkelstein & Krinsk filed suit against the photo-sharing service just before the new terms, which included an arbitration clause preventing users from participating in class action lawsuits except under limited circumstances, could go into effect.