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What's the point of privacy policy and terms of use anyways?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by shanna_doll, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. shanna_doll

    shanna_doll Power Member

    Apr 10, 2012
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    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    The latest Facebook privacy policy update really made me think that privacy policy and stuff is a real bullshit.

    Like, they say ( and 99% other sites on the internet) that they will not abuse your data, that they will not share your details, name, phone number etc etc with others unless requested by government and stuff. We all know that.

    But what's the point of it because it's very obvious that they will do everything they can to milk their users off and earn money from it? Same for google or pretty much any other company. Especially after we know that most companies send data to the government any time they request some shit, they will not care because that or your company will be shut down.

    There should be a privacy policy on every website on the Internet - Don't use this website if you care too much about your data and don't share stuff you wouldn't want to share anyways

    I hope that makes sense. And btw, I'm kinda mad but not mad at the companies, after all we are here to make some money, I just want to say how these 'laws' are shitty.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2014
  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Aug 31, 2013
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    Some programs, such as Adsense, require publishers to have a privacy policy and abide by it. In this case, the webmaster is required to abide by their privacy policy or risk being banned from the ad network. On the other hand, the ad networks often have intricate privacy policies that state that they do not collect or share data, although there are exceptions to their privacy policy stated in a different section saying that they may collect and share the data of users under "special conditions" which may or may not be stated. "Special conditions" is meant to be interpreted as an intervention made by law enforcement, although if what the special conditions are is never specifically stated, then it could mean anything.