You probably use social media account, but when you were signing up did you stop to read the terms of service document? Or did you just click ‘Accept’ in a hurry so you can get on to worrying about which profile picture to place, and which friends you are going to connect with.
I am willing to bet on the latter, because that is what I and most people do. Yes, we know we should read the terms of service document, but who has the patience to read the endless stream of fine text in the terms of service document.
So out of our laziness and the fact that the fine print is literally fine (small prints) thus becoming an uninteresting to us to read, we click accept, and effectively form a legal contract with the given social network.
Robert Brown, the CEO of DRS, a Cognosec AB Company said, “It’s interesting how people are so concerned about their privacy, but are essentially giving it away for free. And once you are in the cycle of exchanging your privacy for ‘free’ services, there is no getting out. People …read more