How to shoot yourself in the head and hand your business to Apple in two easy steps

July 03, 2011 by Gabe | [mmd] |
  1. Create a temporary security hole in your cloud based document storage system.
  2. Release new terms of service like this:

“By submitting your stuff to the Services, you grant us (and those we work with to provide the Services) worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable rights to use, copy, distribute, prepare derivative works (such as translations or format conversions) of, perform, or publicly display that stuff to the extent reasonably necessary for the Service. This license is solely to enable us to technically administer, display, and operate the Services.”


That last sentence tries to make the new TOS seem benign, but the first sentence hand the Dropbox folks the rights to use your data for pretty much anything.