Surely you’ve seen the commercials for Magic Jack, a device you can plug into your personal computer for really cheap phone service. It sounds too good to be true, so… is there a catch or is Magic Jack a scam?”
JUST READ their TOS (Terms of service) and i can’t say i’m surprised… NOTHING IS FREE in this life (yes, i meant INCLUDING sex)
We collect certain personal information about you, including your registration data, 911 registered address, billing and credit card information… AND…
- Your Contact list (people)
- service usage records (call duration, call location, number calling and number called)
In addition, their “software”
- Mirrors your web browser!!!!!, allowing magicJack to collect information about the websites you visit and Internet searches you conduct. (HOLY SHIT!!)
Wait, it gets even better!!!!
- Be advised that your personal information may be made available, without your knowledge, to the United States government or its agencies, or those of governments in any other country where we store or process personal information.
PRIVACY? FUCK YOU.
This shit is SPYWARE!!!
We use your personal information to “provide” advertisements and classifieds of relevance to you, based on your service usage records and information collected from your web browser (as described in paragraph 12 “Advertisements”). You understand that by accepting this Agreement and using the services you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, as set forth in this Agreement.
On the other hand, if u DON’T CARE about the Collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, as set forth in their Agreement, then fuck me, enjoy talking to anybody you like, just be sure to tell them it’s ALL being monitored AND ARCHIVED. These fuckers are SELLING your info for profit. Dunno bout you, but paying $20. ANNUALLY has just got to have strings attached. Nuff’ said. I don’t like to be watched.
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