Re: Thanks, Kristin
One problem with apps' ToS is they can change without much notice. In some cases, you might get an email. Facebook is pretty good: They usually plaster notices all over the site warning users that a change is coming or has happened so users can -- and should -- check out the new terms to see how they affect them, what tweaks users need to make, or whether they are so intrusive that users should stop using the site all together (which has happened with some friends in the past). But I'd say, unscientifically, Facebook is the exception. When a developer uses an alternate means -- like email -- to communicate its changes, I find that a bit underhanded. It should use its own forum -- the app itself -- to widely broadcast changes so users can make informed decisions. And changes shouldn't be shrouded in legalese. As soon as I start reading a ToS that requires a law degree, I avoid that app.
For example, I used to like a shopping rewards app. Sure, I realized the app knew where I was because it gave points when I logged in to a store. But I had to proactively log in. In its second iteration, however, I waded through the legalese enough to eventually figure out the app wanted 'always on' rights -- including access to my microphone! I immediately deleted the app for obvious reasons.