Prank Video Reveals Just How Few Of Us Actually Read the 'Terms and Conditions'
The large print giveth and the small print taketh away
A few years back, Carnegie Mellon researchers crunched the numbers and discovered that you’d need around 76 work days to actually read through all the privacy policies you agree to over the course of a year.
But if you’d like a notably less dry version of those findings, YouTube prankster Jena Kingsley has you covered. Her latest video stages a fake iPad giveaway (“for charity”), with the simple caveat that people sign up and agree to “the standard terms and conditions.” Most people, swayed by the promise of free stuff (for charity!), sign without a second thought. (Watch above.)
Things get complicated when Kingsley starts asking them for things like the literal shirt off their backs. When all’s said and done, her video proves the old adage, “the large print giveth and the small print taketh away.”