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A Lesson In Why You Should Read The Terms And Conditions

Jul 17, 2017
Originally published on July 19, 2017 6:42 am
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Good morning. I'm David Greene. Next time you're connecting to a Wi-Fi network, read the fine print before you click agree to terms. The Guardian reports that in Britain, more than 20,000 people got on Wi-Fi, having no idea they had bound themselves to a thousand hours of community service. That includes unblocking sewers and cleaning port-a-potties at festivals. The Wi-Fi company Purple said it wanted people to realize that if they don't read closely, they might, say, give up their privacy. It can be quite a mess. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.