Blindly Accepting Terms and Conditions?

By Akemi Iwaya on February 6th, 2014

‘Terms and Conditions’ are a part of every service we use online and offline, and we tend to agree or sign our agreement with little more than a cursory glance most of the time. But how complicated can ‘Terms and Conditions’ get, and what does it mean with regard to all the personal data these companies are collecting on us? Professor Tom Rodden discusses the topic in today’s video.

Here is more from the professor about how these companies can, and are, using the data they collect.

Blindly Accepting Terms and Conditions? – Computerphile [YouTube]

EXTRA BITS: Big Data and T’s & C’s – Computerphile [YouTube]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 02/6/14
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