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posted by mattie_p on Saturday February 22 2014, @12:32PM   Printer-friendly
from the print-that-out-please-want-it-on-paper dept.

bob_super writes:

"After reading an article[fr] (English language version) presenting a new Google initiative to map deforestation, I encountered a surprise when opened with a Terms Of Service page! Not a small two-line 'we're in beta' terms of service page, a full multi-page lawyer-dream EULA. And when clicked on agree, I got a pop-up asking me to agree again!

Since we all know that all information has to be proven 100% correct and safe before being published on the web, have you noticed EULAs in other no-login sites? Why are Google's lawyers getting in the way when it's about important scientific data?"

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  • (Score: 1) by etherscythe on Saturday February 22 2014, @03:12PM

    by etherscythe (937) on Saturday February 22 2014, @03:12PM (#4832) Journal

    So THAT'S why I've been seeing all these "You should be aware this site uses cookies, but using this site you agree..." blah blah blah. Hadn't got around to looking up what that was about, figured it was some law like that. Thanks for the info :)

    "Fake News: anything reported outside of my own personally chosen echo chamber"