This Site Uses AI To Find Issues In Privacy Policies

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Whenever you sign up for a new app or service you probably are also agreeing to a new privacy policy. You know, that incredibly long block of text you scroll quickly by without reading?

Guard is a site that uses AI to read epically long privacy policies and then highlight any aspects of them that might be problematic.

Once it reads through a site or app’s privacy policy it gives the service a grade based on that policy as well as makes a recommendation on whether or not you should use it. It also brings in news stories about any scandals associated with a company and information about any security threats.

Twitter, for instance, has a D rating on the service. Guard recommends you avoid that app. The biggest threat? The company’s privacy policy says that it can sell or transfer your information.

For now, you’re limited to seeing ratings for only services Guard has decided to analyse, which includes most of the major apps out there like youTube, Reddit, Spotify and Instagram. However, if you’re interested in a rating for a particular app you can submit it to the service and ask it to be done.

As the list of supported services grow, this could be even more of a solid resource in looking into what you’re using on your phone or computer and understanding how your data is being used.


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