Which major industry sells its products with no guarantee that they will work and with no way to recover for damages if something you own is damaged by the product?
Software companies, of course. That’s what you accept when you say “I agree” to the ubiquitous “End User License Agreement” or EULA that comes with every application. Of course, almost no one has a clue what they’re agreeing to because of the incomprehensible legalese that EULAs contain. But you click “I agree” anyway because what choice is there?
Off and on I have posted about the absurdity of software EULAs (latest example here). The terms of service (TOS) that you have to agree to for various online services are similar in their incomprehensible legalese and the way they strip rights away from the consumer.
A new site is trying to help make it clearer what you are agreeing to for a number of the more popular services and vendors. It is a work in progress so the information has gaps but every little bit helps.