10 Social Media Terms of Service (TOS) you’ll be shocked you “unknowingly” agreed to

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I’m sure you didn’t read the terms of service for Bhadoosky(com) before browsing this blog, neither did you read that of the apps you install. The terms of service, also abbreviated as TOS, are rules, permissions and guidelines by which one must agree to abide in order to use a service.

Most people don’t really care about it, they just hit the “I Agree” button, then proceed. But surprisingly, there are a few things you’re agreeing to, hidden within the jargon, that might change the way you use the web. There’s a chance you’re even violating a term of service without you realizing it.

According to mashable, here are 10 things you didn’t realize you agreed to in terms of service of social networks like Facebook, Twitter, etc.


1. Facebook has permission to use your photos and videos for whatever it wants.
Don’t be surprised if you that lovely summer picture you took, or a funny video of your pet dog in a Facebook ad. Well, because when you sign up for Facebook, you give it an expansive royalty-free license to use anything you post that could be considered intellectual property.

You still own all of your content, but Facebook is allowed to use it and give other people the right to use it, too. The only way to revoke the license is by deleting the content from Facebook. Twitter, Instagram and Google all have similar clauses in their terms.

2. You can’t use Facebook if you’re a convicted sex offender.
If you’ve been convicted of a sex crime, you aren’t allowed to register for Facebook. But a lot of bad guys have violated this term though. They know themselves!

3. You’re required to keep your contact information up to date.
Facebook requires all users to keep their profiles updated with any changes to their contact information so it can make sure your account is kept secure. While it doesn’t specify a timetable for email addresses, the terms say you need to update your cellphone number within 48 hours of making the change.


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