EFF Launches TOS Tracker

stoolpigeon writes with this quote from the EFF: “‘Terms of Service’ policies on websites define how Internet businesses interact with you and use your personal information. But most web users don’t read these policies — or understand that the terms are constantly changing. To track these ever-evolving documents, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is launching TOSBack: a ‘terms of service’ tracker for Facebook, Google, eBay, and other major websites. … The issue of terms-of-service changes — and how and why they are made — was highlighted earlier this year when Facebook modified its terms of use. Facebook users worried that the change gave the company the right to use members’ content indefinitely. After a user revolt, Facebook announced that it would restore the former terms while it worked through the concerns users had raised.”

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