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A look at the continued erosion of our online rights

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In light of the news Verizon has been poking and prodding the Oath terms and conditions, we decided to have a look at what other gems the internet giants bury in the complicated text.

Draw the attention of the world to something which can be altered easily if the fallout is too great, while providing comfortable breathing room from Yahoo and the potentially litigious and expensive data breach of yesteryear.

For an industry which preaches about transparency and the principles of trust, the internet giants certainly do make it difficult to keep track of what they are doing.

Terms and conditions are a perfect example of this; inaccessible, intricate and tiresome, it’s almost as if the objective is to make them overly-complicated so the user doesn’t ask questions.

Waiving the right to class action lawsuits

This is one aspect of the terms and conditions which will be more applicable to those on the US side of the Atlantic, as the culture of liability and class action lawsuits has not made it across to Europe just yet.

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