Do You Read Terms of Service? Maybe You Should

April 17, 2014

If you're like a majority of web users, it's easy to skim or skip the Terms of Service (ToS) agreement. How do we know what we're reading, much less agreeing to? In an attempt to understand the personal effects of ToS, Dr. Amy Bruckman and PhD candidate, Casey Fiesler, from the College of Computing at Georgia Tech surveyed ToS on popular websites like Facebook, LinkedIn and others. It turns out, you may be giving away more than you think. 

This infographic, created by the GVU Center at Georgia Tech, will help you understand the full reserach (found here) on what you're giving away to online services. To find out more about this research, visit the 2014 CHI Conference website. 

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