The terms of service and privacy stated that the new service would provide their personal information to the NSA, and required the students to surrender their first-born children to the service's owners.
The study's authors call privacy policies and terms of service "the biggest lie on the Internet" because they are based on the idea that the people who trade their privacy and rights in exchange for a service are making a bargain that they understand and agree to.
The Biggest Lie on the Internet: Ignoring the Privacy Policies and Terms of Service Policies of Social Networking Services
[Jonathan A. Obar and Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch/
TOS agreements require giving up first born—and users gladly consent
[David Kravets/Ars Technica]