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(Daily Mail)   "And lo thine e-mail may be search'd by agents posses'd with dark knowledge, to be used to present thee with blandishments commercial. And if thou transgress the Terms here-in, thou will face Grendel in the dark caves of Mountain View"   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 15
    More: Obvious, Beowulf, Google, Anglo-Saxon, University of Nottingham, Leo Tolstoy, Machiavelli, Nietzsche, Mountain View  
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2013-10-19 03:27:03 PM
Google has gone far enough that a subscriber clicking the radio button to agree to the agreement will easily be able to argue that they could not have entered into a contract because the unintelligible terms and conditions made it impossible to come to a meeting of the minds. Pretty much an ambiguous middle ground where Google can't be sued for past behavior and the user gets to use Google's services.

Win win?
 
2013-10-19 03:45:02 PM
What's that you say, a legal document is harder to read than something written by someone trying to tell a story?  Amazing!
 
2013-10-19 03:48:55 PM
Much like the NSA privacy invasion, Facebook privacy policies, and every other story like it: no one cares.
 
2013-10-19 04:51:38 PM
W...what?
 
2013-10-19 05:07:03 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: Much like the NSA privacy invasion, Facebook privacy policies, and every other story like it: no one cares.


I've actually tried to read the Google and Apple agreements. I've read Beowulf. I've read Don Quixote in the original Cervantine Spanish. I've even read 13th-century Spanish poetry (which reads more like Portuguese and Latin than Spanish), and never did I feel like I was reading the same sentence over and over and over and over and over and over again like Technolegalese.

Technolegalese is the same 200 words mixed and repeated in different permutations until you've read enough that you just feel nauseated. It's not much unlike eating your way through the entire Taco Bell menu.
 
2013-10-19 06:00:35 PM
ecmoRandomNumbers:
Technolegalese is the same 200 words mixed and repeated in different permutations until you've read enough that you just feel nauseated. It's not much unlike eating your way through the entire Taco Bell menu.

Now, I'm not a typical FARK anti-Taco Bell person.  I enjoy some of their food, even if it is freakin' expensive compared to the same amount of food from Subway.

But you have made an excellent analogy.  There's only so many ways you can iterate bean paste, beef paste, rice, cheese, and lettuce.
 
2013-10-19 06:03:03 PM
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2013-10-19 06:57:47 PM

Wanebo: Google has gone far enough that a subscriber clicking the radio button to agree to the agreement will easily be able to argue that they could not have entered into a contract because the unintelligible terms and conditions made it impossible to come to a meeting of the minds.


That idea in contracts is as out-of-date as Beowulf.
 
2013-10-19 07:03:46 PM
Bushiat.
Nobody reads that stuff.
 
2013-10-19 07:20:38 PM
I'm pretty sure there are no caves in Mountain View.
 
2013-10-19 07:24:30 PM
Users are currently being asked to agree to the changes, which include the requirement to 'opt out' if you don't want your image to be used in advertising.

Wait... how did they get my image?
 
2013-10-19 07:25:45 PM
So the difficulty level is somewhere between The Jaberwocky on the easy end, and a Daily Mail article of the hard end.
 
2013-10-19 08:08:48 PM

fusillade762: Users are currently being asked to agree to the changes, which include the requirement to 'opt out' if you don't want your image to be used in advertising.

Wait... how did they get my image?


You know your buddy with the google glasses?  That's how.

/oh you don't know anyone with a pair?  Doesn't make a difference.
 
2013-10-19 10:10:15 PM

fusillade762: Users are currently being asked to agree to the changes, which include the requirement to 'opt out' if you don't want your image to be used in advertising.

Wait... how did they get my image?


If you have any avatar or profile image or otherwise designated an image as 'me'. Google can say 'this guy liked such-and-such'.

Also I could argue that having to explain it for it to be understood makes for poor contract terms.
 
2013-10-20 09:45:43 AM

fusillade762: Users are currently being asked to agree to the changes, which include the requirement to 'opt out' if you don't want your image to be used in advertising.

Wait... how did they get my image?


They have whole buildings full of people in India who go through the pics on your phone and computer.

You didn't read the TOS, did you? It's right there in section 342 part 554 subsection 159 subpart 126 paragraph 96 line 67. It's right after the part about beware of the panther.
 
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