Sometimes public service can also be an art form. The Norwegian Consumer Council read out the terms and conditions of downloadable apps in a 32-hour webcast this week to point out that people don’t always know what they are agreeing to, reports AAP:
“‘We got the idea from slow TV,’ [Finn Myrstad] told The Associated Press, referring to broadcasts in Norway of, for instance, five straight hours of knitting, a fire burning itself out and live, minute-by-minute salmon fishing.
“Mr. Myrstad said that the team decided to read and analyze the small print of selected apps over six months, and that it discovered that many of them broke the law.
“‘We wanted to expose the absurdity of the terms and conditions of when you download an app,’ he said. ‘You usually don’t read them because they’re either too long or complicated, and many of them breach consumer law and data protection laws.'”
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