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Thousands of People Sign Up to Clean Toilets.... (STA BREAKING NEWS and ARCHIVES)

by Old_Ponter @, 3000 miles north of north pole, Friday, July 14, 2017, 12:50

Greetings people of the Internet, the "cyber land of the Wild West" where anything goes, have mouse will surf:

Have you ever read the EULA agreements before you sign up/sign on to any service/download on the Internet? If not you may be surprised to learn you have thereby volunteered to perform 1000 hours of community service such as cleaning toilets. Happy scrubbing!

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/14/wifi-terms-and-conditions-thousands-sign-up-clean-sewage-did-not-read-small-print

Those who fell for the gag clause inserted into wifi terms and conditions committed to more than a month of community service

Do you read the terms and conditions? Probably not. No one does. And so, inevitably, 22,000 people have now found themselves legally bound to 1000 hours of community service, including, but not limited to, cleaning toilets at festivals, scraping chewing gum off the streets and “manually relieving sewer blockages”.

The (hopefully) joke clause was inserted in the terms and conditions of Manchester-based wifi company Purple for a period of two weeks, “to illustrate the lack of consumer awareness of what they are signing up to when they access free wifi”. The company operates wifi hotspots for a number of brands, including Legoland, Outback Steakhouse and Pizza Express.

Purple also offered a prize for anyone who actually read the terms and conditions, and flagged up the “community service clause”.

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