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The First Truly Honest Privacy Policy 119

itwbennett writes "You want to know what really happens to your data? Dan Tynan has penned the first completely honest privacy policy — surprisingly free of legalese. We dare you to use it on your website."
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The First Truly Honest Privacy Policy

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  • by commodore64_love (1445365) on Thursday December 09, 2010 @01:00PM (#34503762) Journal

    Works for me. Radio is free. TV is free.
    I want my Yahoo, Hulu, and Facebook free too.

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  • by ryanisflyboy (202507) on Thursday December 09, 2010 @01:13PM (#34503954) Homepage Journal

    I didn't bother reading the article. I'm simply posting an emotional response based solely on the probably inaccurate summary. I don't really care about privacy policies because I'm use to getting tracked all the time. Security cameras watch me drive to work, my badge records when I enter the door, cameras watch me inside the building, my credit card leaves a trail everywhere I buy something... and I don't really care. So go ahead and track what you want and sell the data to whoever. The hundreds of spam messages I get a day proves that there is no hope of ever retrieving any of my privacy. If you start asking for money to visit this site I'll probably pay for it because I tend to develop habits that make me comfortable. I don't like those habits being interrupted.

    I'm now going to hit submit without doing a preview because I could really care less about the quality of this post.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 09, 2010 @06:12PM (#34508108)

    It's brilliant. My only complaint is the cringe-inducing comment in TFA where he says that he's "open sourcing" this privacy policy. Really? So, where do I download the source code?

    Right Click -> View Source

Leveraging always beats prototyping.