When was the last time you fully read a website’s Terms of service (ToS)? I also don’t and so far I’m still lucky I haven’t got into big trouble for doing so considering I have to read and agree to one almost daily. “I have read and agree to the Terms” is the biggest lie on the web. ToS are structured to make it impossible for the average person to even find the time to sit down and read them, much less understand them. And most of these privacy policies can change at any time so studying them would just be a waste of time.
Here’s a site that could help you out of ToS troubles:
Terms of Service; Didn’t Read
It has Firefox, Chrome, and Safari extensions which will warn you of sites with bad ratings when you visit for the first time.
If US bloggers sue, they can attach Sotto’s Nevada properties
Philippine Senator Sotto challenged blogger Sarah Pope to sue him. Let’s hope Sarah and co. do. Sotto’s career will probably be ruined if they do. What fun.
‘…Since Senator Sotto owns two real properties in Nevada, USA, the Fil-Am lawyer named Steve pointed out that Sotto indeed has a physical presence in the US through his two real properties and is therefore well within the reach of US law…’ full story
Neil Young‘s iPod Competitor: Pono
‘One of the best known songwriter and performer of rock and roll, Neil Young, recently appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman to unveil his new music player.
‘The “Pono” will set apart from the Apple iPod as it’s intended to “present songs as they first sound during studio recording sessions” by converting digital music clips into high-resolution analog sound…’
The First CD Player 30 Years Ago
Do you remember what were your first cd albums?
‘Thirty years ago today, Sony released the first consumer compact disc player. Before we could fit our entire music collection in our pockets, we had trays, towers, cases and car seats. Although MP3s have since rendered them practically archaic, CDs were themselves just one more step in the evolution of music. The launch of the CD signaled the decline of cassette and vinyl and a revolution in the world of recording…’