Hilariously long terms of service for the App Store

Apple has just updated their terms of service. To download and install a new app, you must agree to the terms of service for the App Store. Apple provides a convenient way for you to read the ToS in the form of a little book reader. Lucky for us, because the terms are over seventy pages long. It took me three or four minutes just to flip through them without reading them, though admittedly I got distracted a few times.

One project that the EFF started that I appreciate but rarely use is TOSBack. It notices when various entities' terms of service change and shows you the old and new terms, side by side, with differences highlighted, à la Wikipedia's diffs. I'm glad to hear they're planning to use the Google Summer of Code program to improve it, though—even the diffs themselves can be a chore to page through.