Scary User Agreements of Popular Sites by Augustine Fou


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Most users may not realize the extent of the permissions they are giving to companies when they agree to Terms of Use and User Agreements for websites and mobile apps.

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Scary User Agreements of Popular Sites by Augustine Fou

  1. 1. Augustine Fou- 1 - Dr. Augustine Fou July 2013 Scary User Agreements
  2. 2. Augustine Fou- 2 - Google Uploading content gives license to use continued even when you stop service.
  3. 3. Augustine Fou- 3 - Google, Cont. Collects information about websites you use, when you interact with ads. Collects device information Automatically stores information when you log in. Collects location information Collects application number Collects information stored on browser.
  4. 4. Augustine Fou- 4 - Google, Cont. Cookies used to collect and store information for partners. Uses info to give more search results and ads. Provides Google profile to all services that require Google account.
  5. 5. Augustine Fou- 5 - Google, Cont. Info provided to domain administrator Will use information to the extent necessary for legal purposes.
  6. 6. Augustine Fou- 6 - Google, Cont. Information will be transferred in a merger.
  7. 7. Augustine Fou- 7 - Facebook!/about/privacy/
  8. 8. Augustine Fou- 8 - Facebook, Cont.!/about/privacy/ Receives data from computer and mobile phone. Receives information from affiliates and advertising partners for ads. Collects location information.
  9. 9. Augustine Fou- 9 - Facebook, Cont.!/about/privacy/
  10. 10. Augustine Fou- 10 - Facebook, Cont.!/about/privacy/
  11. 11. Augustine Fou- 11 - Facebook, Cont.!/about/privacy/ Uses information for partners and advertisers. Data is stored until account is deleted.
  12. 12. Augustine Fou- 12 - Facebook, Cont.!/about/privacy/ Permission to use personal photos and videos. Keeps backup copies of deleted items.
  13. 13. Augustine Fou- 13 - Facebook, Cont.!/about/privacy/
  14. 14. Augustine Fou- 14 - Yahoo! Collects information when you visit certain pages and enter promotions. Collects some financial information. Collects IP address and cookies. Information used for advertising, contacting you, research, reporting, etc.
  15. 15. Augustine Fou- 15 - Yahoo! Cont. Provides information to partner companies. Provides information to advertisers. Provides access to cookies for advertisers.
  16. 16. Augustine Fou- 16 - Yahoo! Cont. Information may remain archived. Certain employees have access to personal information.
  17. 17. Augustine Fou- 17 - Collects and stores personal information. Receives information about location from mobile device for advertising. Cookies used for recommendations and storage of information between visits. Monitors when you open e-mails and your computer’s capabilities.
  18. 18. Augustine Fou- 18 -, Cont. Information can go to third party businesses when you fill out orders, for promotional offers, etc.
  19. 19. Augustine Fou- 19 -, Cont.
  20. 20. Augustine Fou- 20 -, Cont. Collects information you provide from purchases, e-mail, Amazon profile, Wish Lists, Discussion Boards, etc. May give credit card information to third parties upon a purchase.
  21. 21. Augustine Fou- 21 -, Cont. Collects information on e-mail addresses, purchase history, and products viewed. Receives delivery address information.
  22. 22. Augustine Fou- 22 - Windows Live Collects information to communicate with you. Information given to affiliate companies.
  23. 23. Augustine Fou- 23 - Windows Live, Cont. Collects information and gives it to third party companies.
  24. 24. Augustine Fou- 24 - Windows Live, Cont.
  25. 25. Augustine Fou- 25 - Twitter Twitter can contact you from the information you upload.
  26. 26. Augustine Fou- 26 - Twitter, Cont. Tracks how you interact with the service. Automatically records “log data” such as IP address, operating system, browser type, mobile carrier, etc. Gives “log data” to third party sites.
  27. 27. Augustine Fou- 27 - Twitter, Cont. Gives information to third party sites for advertising.
  28. 28. Augustine Fou- 28 - LinkedIn Uses information to customize updates.
  29. 29. Augustine Fou- 29 - LinkedIn, Cont. Shares information with third parties.
  30. 30. Augustine Fou- 30 - LinkedIn, Cont. Conducts surverys and polls to help third parties do research.
  31. 31. Augustine Fou- 31 - LinkedIn, Cont. Provides information to recruiters.
  32. 32. Augustine Fou- 32 - Tumblr Can obtain information you provide to third party services.
  33. 33. Augustine Fou- 33 - Tumblr, Cont. Collects information about how you use your pictures, images, your camera, and camera settings. Collects financial information. Collects information about how you use the service.
  34. 34. Augustine Fou- 34 - Tumblr, Cont. Collects information about how you interact with service, operating system, web requests, etc. Collects and stores information about your geolocation. Collect information about mobile device such as phone number.
  35. 35. Augustine Fou- 35 - Tumblr, Cont. Collects information of when and how you are using the website. If you disable cookies you will not be able to log into site or use a vast majority of the services. Derives information about your characteristics. Tracks e-mails you open to measure deliverability.
  36. 36. Augustine Fou- 36 - Tumblr, Cont. Shares information to third party services.
  37. 37. Augustine Fou- 37 - Tumblr, Cont.
  38. 38. Augustine Fou- 38 - Ebay Collects information on
  39. 39. Augustine Fou- 39 - Ebay, Cont. Shares information with Ebay corporate family, service providers, financial institutions, and other Ebay users.
  40. 40. Augustine Fou- 40 - Ebay, Cont. Shares information with financial institutions and credit bureaus.
  41. 41. Augustine Fou- 41 - Provides information to affiliated organizations. Uses cookies to identify and track website access, usage, and preferences.
  42. 42. Augustine Fou- 42 - Deleted data stays archived elsewhere.
  43. 43. Augustine Fou- 43 - Pinterest Logs data of web page you visited before you came to Pinterest.
  44. 44. Augustine Fou- 44 - Pinterest, Cont. Collects device information. Information may be used to personally identify you as a unique person.
  45. 45. Augustine Fou- 45 - Paypal content&content_ID=ua/Privacy_full&locale.x=en_US May place small data files on your computer to recognize you as a customer, advertise, promote, etc.
  46. 46. Augustine Fou- 46 - Paypal, Cont. content&content_ID=ua/Privacy_full&locale.x=en_US
  47. 47. Augustine Fou- 47 - Paypal, Cont. content&content_ID=ua/Privacy_full&locale.x=en_US Shares information with affiliates, credit bureaus, banks, etc.
  48. 48. Augustine Fou- 48 - Collects information about responses to advertisements, searches, financial information, transactions, location, etc. Collects technical information on browser and operating system, name of internet, data, software, etc.
  49. 49. Augustine Fou- 49 -, Cont. Information can be used to conduct research about your use of AOL.
  50. 50. Augustine Fou- 50 -, Cont. Can be used for advertisements.
  51. 51. Augustine Fou- 51 - Imgur Collects technical information, devices, viewing statistics, incoming and outgoing links, etc.
  52. 52. Augustine Fou- 52 - Related Articles Fake Facebook Profiles By: Augustine Fou, July 12, 2013 Fake LinkedIn Profiles By: Augustine Fou, July 11, 2012 Online Advertising Fraud By: Augustine Fou, April 30, 2013 What Advertisers Track About You By: Augustine Fou, July 10, 2011 Augustine Fou- 52 -
  53. 53. Augustine Fou- 53 - Dr. Augustine Fou – Chief Digital Strategist “Many users quickly click the „accept‟ button when asked to agree to user agreements. If they took a closer look at what they were agreeing to, maybe more of them would be more cautious.” FORMER CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER, HCG (OMNICOM) MCKINSEY CONSULTANT CLIENT SIDE / AGENCY SIDE EXPERIENCE PROFESSOR AND COLUMNIST ENTREPRENEUR / SMALL BUSINESS OWNER PHD MATERIALS SCIENCE (MIT '95) AT AGE 23 @acfou ClickZ Articles: Slideshares: LinkedIn: