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New EFF Site Tracks Terms-Of-Service Changes


New EFF Site Tracks Terms-Of-Service Changes

Everybody who religiously reads those terms-of-use documents that Web sites and services ask us to accept -- then re-reads them after every announced change -- can stop reading this post now.

Now that I've reduced my readership by two, let me tell you about an interesting Web site that debuted a couple of weeks ago. TOSBack -- a project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based online civil-liberties group -- monitors the terms-of-service rules of 58 sites and services, using open-source software to scan for revisions, then highlight deletions in blue and additions in yellow.

Thursday, June 18, 2009
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