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read the small print or you may wind up scrubbing toilets in Manchester
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RS Wood
2017-07-17 01:12:18 UTC
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From the «unless you're into that sort of thing» department:
Title: Thousands sign up to clean sewage because they didn't read the small print
Author: Alex Hern
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:07:39 -0400
Link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/14/wifi-terms-and-conditions-thousands-sign-up-clean-sewage-did-not-read-small-print
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Those who fell for the gag clause inserted into wifi terms and conditions
committed to more than a month of community service

Do you read the terms and conditions? Probably not. No one does[1]. And so,
inevitably, 22,000 people have now found themselves legally bound to 1000 hours
of community service, including, but not limited to, cleaning toilets at
festivals, scraping chewing gum off the streets and “manually relieving sewer
blockages”.

The (hopefully) joke clause was inserted in the terms and conditions of
Manchester-based wifi company Purple for a period of two weeks, “to illustrate
the lack of consumer awareness of what they are signing up to when they access
free wifi”. The company operates wifi hotspots for a number of brands,
including Legoland, Outback Steakhouse and Pizza Express.
Continue reading...[2]

Links:
[1]: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/15/i-read-all-the-small-print-on-the-internet (link)
[2]: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/14/wifi-terms-and-conditions-thousands-sign-up-clean-sewage-did-not-read-small-print (link)
Bob Eager
2017-07-17 10:04:26 UTC
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Post by RS Wood
Title: Thousands sign up to clean sewage because they didn't read the
small print Author: Alex Hern Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:07:39 -0400
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/14/wifi-terms-and-
conditions-thousands-sign-up-clean-sewage-did-not-read-small-print

Not new. Seven years ago:

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2010/04/15/online-shoppers-unknowingly-sold-
souls.html
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