Track Changes in Terms of Service

By Kristopher A. Nelson
in June 2009

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Image via Wikipedia The Electronic Frontier Foundation has introduced a useful new tool called TOSBack: Terms-Of-Service and other website policies form the foundation of your relationship with social networking sites, online businesses, and other Internet communities. But most people become aware of these terms only when there’s a problem. TOSBack was created to help you […]


Note: this post is from 2009. Evaluate with care and in light of later events.

Electronic Frontier Foundation
Image via Wikipedia

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has introduced a useful new tool called TOSBack:

Terms-Of-Service and other website policies form the foundation of your relationship with social networking sites, online businesses, and other Internet communities. But most people become aware of these terms only when there’s a problem. TOSBack was created to help you monitor the policies for the websites you use everyday, and show how they change over time.

via TOSBack | The Terms-Of-Service Tracker.

A few examples of recent highlights from the tool include:

  • Facebook’s policies changed on June 2nd
  • GoDaddy changed its Domain Name Registration Agreement on May 22nd
  • eBay changed its User Agreement on May 15th