Londoners give up eldest children in public Wi-Fi security horror show

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Osaban, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Posts:
    4,222
  2. deBoetie

    deBoetie Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2013
    Posts:
    1,150
    Location:
    UK
    There have been times when I would have been very keen to assign my first-born...!
     
  3. Wroll

    Wroll Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2011
    Posts:
    549
    Location:
    Italy
    I would also have signed because I know that clause was illegal. What a stupid experiment. They should have used a STASIesque clause. That would have made it more interesting.
     
  4. deBoetie

    deBoetie Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2013
    Posts:
    1,150
    Location:
    UK
    My understanding is that even quite extreme clauses in these things are legal, and in fact, no-one knows because they haven't been properly contested in court. So highlighting this issue by extreme examples is worthwhile IMO.

    I want a New Deal with internet contracts where there would be proper consumer protection legislation, and an unfair contracts clause. Preferably, a couple of standard contracts so that an individual does not have to spend months (nominally) reading every EULA and Tos. Plus a presumption in the court that you had NOT read the stuff, and that only "reasonable" clauses could be enforced.

    Right now, the internet is going to go down the pan as user trust gets continually eroded by the abuse conducted by the governments and corporations - they're destroying the market.
     
  5. Wroll

    Wroll Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2011
    Posts:
    549
    Location:
    Italy
    Do you actually believe there haven't been cases before of people who tried to sell their children?
     
  6. deBoetie

    deBoetie Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2013
    Posts:
    1,150
    Location:
    UK
    Sure, and that ain't what this is about, clearly.
     
  7. Gullible Jones

    Gullible Jones Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Posts:
    1,461
    Silly publicity stunt is silly and generates publicity!
     
Loading...