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  • Did you read the fine print, last time you ticked that box to say you did?

    Posted on July 15th, 2017 at 14:30 Kirsty Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    It’s a rare occasion that the terms and conditions are fully read and understood, when doing things online or for EULA.

    This article, published by CNet.com, is about UK’s Purple experiment – they added a clause about community service in their wi-fi terms:

    22,000 agree to unblock sewers (they didn’t read Wi-Fi terms)
    by Chris Matyszczyk | July 13, 2017

    We’re too keen to get the app, get the Wi-Fi that we’re not going to read the legalistic screed. We just hope it will never be relevant to us.

    UK Wi-Fi provider Purple decided to experiment with people’s wholesale acceptance of terms and conditions. It inserted a community service clause into all the legal mumbo and jumbo attached to its hotspot terms.

    It read: “The user may be required, at Purple’s discretion, to carry out 1,000 hours of community service.”

     
    You can read the full article here

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