Have you ever wondered what the privacy policies of the online services you use really say? The fact that they seem endless and use language that can cause some confusion leads to the majority of Internet users end up not reading them and blindly accepting the conditions to be able to access websites or applications, abdicating, in many cases, the privacy of their users. Dice.
Guard is a website that allows you to discover the antics hidden in the privacy policies of some of the most popular online services. Behind the platform is an artificial intelligence designed to go through long documents and identify the main risks for users.
By clicking on one of the websites or applications present on the platform, it is possible to immediately see which is the biggest threat hidden among the pages where these policies are published. Based on feedback from the public, the Guard's AI analyzes all phrases in the documents and displays them according to the level of danger.
Taking into account the flaws in privacy, as well as scandals that have involved a less specific treatment of the users' information, the Guard assigns a grade on a scale of A, for the services that present less risks, to F, for those definitely did not pass the test.
For example, Twitter and Instagram are on the list of online services with the worst privacy policies and the AI verdict indicates that the best option would be to avoid them. On the other side of the spectrum, there are Mozilla rules. Guard also provides information on how to disable an account on any of the platforms under analysis, even if it has a high score.
Since the Guard's AI is based on data provided by users, it can help the project to grow and train its technology to recognize flaws in policies, and can also add new websites or applications to the list.