Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sign up for Free Wifi in UK





We always remind that before we signing up for something we must read it. Most of the time we skip reading the " Terms and Conditions " or " T&C's "



In U.K., Local Public wifi provider Purple used an experiment that a person must sign-up in exchange of " Free-WiFi". Shockingly 20,000 people agreed and sign-up for the said experiment. Purple got a bright idea and decided to add spoof "community service clause" on its T&C's.

A person must undergo 1000 hours of community service in exchange of free wifi. The clause was written near the end of the agreement.

" The user may be be required, at Purple’s discretion, to carry out 1,000 hours of community service. This may include the following. Cleansing local parks of animal waste. Providing hugs to stray cats and dogs. Manually relieving sewer blockages. Cleaning portable lavatories at local festivals and events. Painting snail shells to brighten up their existence. Scraping chewing gum off the streets."

" Wi-Fi users need to read terms when they sign up to access a network. What are they agreeing to, how much data are they sharing, and what license are they giving to providers? " said Gavin Wheeldon, CEO of Purple.

He also said "Our experiment shows it’s all too easy to tick a box and consent to something unfair,"

Purple officials said the prank was simple to raise awareness and the company had no intention to implement the physical labor.

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