Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sun 18th Dec 2011 05:12 UTC
Bugs & Viruses AT&T has told the U.S. Congress that its customers agreed to host Carrier IQ tracking software on their cellphones in their contracts. You might recall that, after the scandal over warrentless surveillance broke in 2006, AT&T quietly changed their contract for internet service to say that it -- not its customers -- owns all the customers' internet records. Those concerned about privacy might consider whether AT&T merits their trust.
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Common Law
by Lorin on Tue 20th Dec 2011 02:58 UTC
Lorin
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2010-04-06

Regardless what any boilerplate contract may say, the Constitution requires that all laws and legal constructs, such as contracts be written simply to where any person with a standard education can understand it, other wise it is void for vagueness. I have had numerous contracts overturned for that argument.

Additionally, the service reps do not give you time to read any contract and highlight the key points that benefit them in selling it to you, telling you that everything else is just industry standard and not important.

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