What are the costs of clicking “I agree”?

According to a 2012 article in The Atlantic magazine, it would take 76 working days to read all the privacy policies one encounters in a year surfing the web. This estimate was simply for privacy policies, not other terms and conditions one agrees to by using a website. Presumably, the number of websites one encounters in a year has grown.

According to a 2016 article in The Washington Post, it takes about an hour to read the terms and conditions for a typical smart phone app. How many apps do you have on your phone?

Terms and Conditions May Apply, a 2013 documentary, that examines the cost of so-called “free” services and the continuing disappearance of online privacy. People may think they know what they give up when they click “I Agree” on companies like Facebook and Google. But do they?

The Second Saturday Documentary Series presents a free screening of the film on Saturday, August 11, at 1:30 p.m., at Niles Discovery Church. The screening will be followed by a discussion.

The Second Saturday Documentary Series is co-sponsored by Niles Discovery Church and the San Jose Peace and Justice Center. Learn more about the series at http://bit.ly/nilesssds.

(On Saturday, September 8, the Second Saturday Documentary Series will present Backpack Full of Cash in conjunction with FUDTA. Learn more about this film at j.mp/ssds1809.)

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