Terms of Service; Didn't Read...

Terms of Service; Didn't ReadEvery time you use a website, or install a piece of software, you're forced to state that you've read and agree to terms of service that are often tens of thousands of words long. No one reads those things, even though all the big companies—from Apple to Microsoft to Facebook—have them. If you're anything like me, you blithely go along with the farce so that you can actually do something useful with your computer. We've all been trained to lie, and this pervasive lie has been mentioned on this blog a time or two over the years.

I'm hopeful that a new service entitled "Terms of Service; Didn't Read" bears good fruit. Here's their manifesto, listed on their homepage: "“I have read and agree to the Terms” is the biggest lie on the web. We aim to fix that." Check them out!

Lucas Weeks

Lucas serves as an assistant pastor at Clearnote Church in Bloomington, Indiana. Although he pines for the warm, tropical weather that was familiar to him growing up in west and central Africa, he has since made peace with the harsher climates of North America.

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Lucas,

Thanks very much for this information. I sure did learn a lot.

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