Few people acknowledged the clause.
Of 22,000 people who signed up for free Wi-Fi over a two-week period, just one -- that’s 0.000045 percent -- caught the “Community Service Clause” inserted into the agreement.
The CEO of Purple, Gavin Wheeldon, admonished his user base about the findings.
"Wi-Fi users need to read terms when they sign up to access a network," he said. "What are they agreeing to, how much data are they sharing, and what license are they giving to providers? Our experiment shows it's all too easy to tick a box and consent to something unfair."
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