Thursday, April 08, 2004

Where did all those old Soviet bureaucrats go?

From the sound of things, they work for Google. Via our good friend, Dan Gillmor is this alarming report on Gmail from John Gilmore:

These terms don't restate the law. They sweep it aside.

You agree to accept any future changes to the terms or policies. Any. If you don't agree NOW to all future changes, you can't ever use the service, even now under the current terms.

They can cut you off for any reason, or for no reason. This is not a common carrier.

Memo to Google, anytime you are regarded as today's threat to civil liberties you are on the wrong path.

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