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Old Folk in the Cyber World (Sunday 25FEB)
Just a little while ago I was on one of Sherry’s (our) smart phones. She has been very unhappy since the last updates. We both fuss after an update, finding it hard to adjust to the changes.
I seldom even look at the verbiage, just scroll to the bottom and ‘click’ AGREE! Today, just for fun I tried to read the requirements. The word count for the document is 5,000+ words. Most of it in legaleze. I did understand ‘some’ I read, but imma tell you, that is a lot of lawyer talk. LOL I just declined. Not that I was afraid to agree, I just decided I didn’t need it.
I laughed at one test that was done. In the middle of the LONG agreement a line was inserted that read: I agree to give xxx corporation my firstborn. It was a fun thing and only a couple were allowed to agree before it was redacted or just removed.
Then the person, just like me and you, was approached and asked if they knew what they had signed. Of course they were shocked that they had signed their first born away. It was just a joke to show we have gotten used to just accepting to use. We all are guilty.
NO, I do not think there is an undercurrent to take away our money or rights. I think these documents are formed by attorneys to protect the cyber companies. However when read by ME, I think it is overkill; BUT in reality this world has folks who are looking to sue someone.
If you have used any ‘app’ on the net you have agreed to their terms (even blogger) because you are not going to use it otherwise.
On a lighter note, do you remember Long Distance calls? Long Distance operators as opposed to local operators? Sherry and I were walking in an outlet mall for exercise and I pointed out an oddity, there was a pay phone! I didn’t check if it worked nor the cost. I wish I woulda. (ever check the change slot at a pay phone, 'just in case?'
If things ‘were’ as they are ‘now,’ we could still have our original company telephone number. We are residents of Florida, but have the same phone number we had in North Carolina, area code and all.
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