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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 globalforestwatch.org 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: 2, Offtopic) by dmc on Saturday February 22 2014, @11:02PM

    by dmc (188) on Saturday February 22 2014, @11:02PM (#4999)

    mod parent up, and first post troll down. Let's make our moderation something to be proud of here. Personally I think tweaking the mod point alotment from 10 points valid for a few hours to 5 points valid for a few days would be better for the timebeing while the number of users and comments here are far fewer than e.g. slashdot.

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