26 minutes | Nov 20th 2019

The New Social Contract

Everyone knows that “I have read the Terms and Conditions” is the biggest lie on the Internet. But in an age where these contracts are present on almost every website online, just what is it we’re agreeing to when we accept the terms provided to us by web companies?

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Links and further reading:

“When Not Reading the Fine Print Can Cost You Your Soul” – NPR, March 8, 2019 https://www.npr.org/2019/03/08/701417140/when-not-reading-the-fine-print-can-cost-your-soul

“The Biggest Lie on the Internet: Ignoring the Privacy Policies and Terms of Service Policies of Social Networking Services” – Obar and Oeldorf-Hirsch, April 2016, revised August 2018 https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2757465

The Alex Kogan Experience – Against the Rules with Michael Lewis, April 16, 2019. https://atrpodcast.com/episodes/the-alex-kogan-experience-s1!d20f3

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Hearing on Data Privacy and Protection, April 10, 2018. https://www.c-span.org/video/?443543-1/facebook-ceo-mark-zuckerberg-testifies-data-protection

Music from https://filmmusic.io:

"Backbay Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

"Dreamer" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

"Loopster" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

"Samba Isobel" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Other music

“Let That Sink In,” composed by Lee Rosevere. https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/

Used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

“Royale,” performed by Josh Lippi & the Overtimers. Used with permission. https://joshlippi.bandcamp.com/

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