[LINK] Apple is turning into the evil empire

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Wed Mar 9 14:41:06 AEDT 2011

On 09/03/2011, at 2:37 PM, Roger Clarke wrote:

> Tragic and frightening aspects include the following:
> (1)  users don't understand what they're buying into
> (2)  users are therefore not giving consent, just being conned
>      into accepting conditions that are against their interests

This can apply to almost any transaction where your details are recorded, and isn't strictly just an IT-related issue.

Do people know what happens to their details when signing up for rewards schemes? Do people who phone for  home improvement quotes know what will happen to their details? Do people who buy phone contracts really know what happens to their data?

I'd venture to say that most people don't care about what they are consenting to - and even fewer read the fine print.


Ivan Trundle
http://itrundle.com ivan at itrundle.com ph 0418 244 259

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