Anyone who's read this for information besides a "Hottie of the Week" knows that the editor and occasional staff of SPVG are absolutely nutty about a lot of internet related policies that are trying to be pushed into the faces of consumers.

Chief among these is probably the issue of the consumers privacy, really, no other system in place within the United States can reveal so much about you as an individual, what you do in your home, etc. than a look at your IP address, your browsing records, the material cached on your laptop.

EFF, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, has launched a website to help those who do care about what happens to a companies Terms of Service after you digitally sign it -

Terms-Of-Service and other website policies form the foundation of your relationship with social networking sites, online businesses, and other Internet communities. But most people become aware of these terms only when there's a problem. TOSBack was created to help you monitor the policies for the websites you use everyday, and show how they change over time.

A summary from their own, "About TOSBack", tells it all, and if you really read deeply enough into some TOS's that you've already agreed to, you might be surprised at what you find. Protect your rights as a consumer, first by knowing what you agree to. You wouldn't just sign "OK" when purchasing a new automobile, and thankfully, and the EFF are making our lives a little easier.

Truthfully, the last new car our family purchased, the dealer requested, among the huge stacks of papers we needed to sign, one document that actually indicated we were waving our rights to arbitration if the car blow up on the way off the lot and injured or killed one or all of us. We didn't sign it, and I still remember how high my blood pressure felt at the affront they'd even ask us to look at such impropriety.

Check out the EFF's direct link to their new free service, you'll probably be glad you did.

Posted by Erelas RyAlcar Saturday, June 13, 2009


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