– The Terms Of Service Tracker

TOSBack.orgIf you like a bit of a ruckus, you probably enjoyed the recent upheaval when Facebook tried to implement some changes to its TOS – changes that were really not that beneficial to its many users. These turned out to be a shoot on the foot for Zuckberg and Co.

, and they had to take immediate measures to avoid permanent damages. Whether the solution they arrived at did that or exactly the opposite is not clear to me yet. Some were quick to point that the key is not really giving the people what they want, but rather what they need, regardless of what they say or opine. In any case, any user has the right to be fully informed on the policies that apply as far as his preferred websites are concerned, and this site lets anybody do just that.

In principle, it monitors the website policies of 44 different service providers including WordPress, YouTube, Amazon and Craiglist. Of course, Facebook is likewise part of the monitored companies.

The importance of a service like this one must not be overlooked. Think about it, whenever you are sharing information on any social site you are exposing yourself to a bigger or lesser degree. It is always best to know exactly where you and the service provider stand, and what you are entitled to do should the worst happen. In Their Own Words

“TOSBack keeps an eye on 44 website policies. Every time one of them changes, you’ll see an update here.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

Forewarned is forearmed. Know where you stand and what you are entitled to do in order to avoid any nasty surprises.

Some Questions About

How often are new sites added to the list of monitored ones?