The service may change its terms at any time, but the user will receive notification of the changes.


Service: twitter
Status: approved
Changes: 3
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Author: import script


Changes to This Privacy Policy   <p>We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our processing of your personal data and will always be at https://twitter.com/privacy. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you via an @Twitter update or email to the email address associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.</p>
Twitter can change the terms at any time when they see fit. They give notification, in their sole disretion, via an @Twitter update or via email. In September 2009, Twitter considerably changed the terms for the copyright license and only gave a very short notice, only a few hours before the changes applied.


Comments:
On 2018-01-16 15:26:21 UTC, someone wrote:

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On 2018-01-16 15:28:56 UTC, someone wrote:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/tosdr/-B4iO-9xHvg/0yoWGoEISrEJ One of the biggest problems with general terms of service is that they
are usually changed unilaterally by the operator.

Twitter ToS actually states indeed:
We may revise these Terms from time to time, the most current
version will always be at twitter.com/tos. If the revision, in
our sole discretion, is material we will notify you via an
@Twitter update or e-mail to the email associated with your
account. By continuing to access or use the Services after those
revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised
Terms

I don't remember when was the last time that Twitter changed their ToS.
So it is hard to compare what this notification means in practise
(especially compared to Facebook's last practise of soliciting user
feedback with an organised process).

However if we look a bit further back in time we can find that Twitter
has deeply changed the nature of the terms.
http://scinfolex.wordpress.com/2009/09/12/petit-oiseau-devient-gourmand-a-propos-des-nouvelles-conditions-dutilisation-de-twitter/ (French)

In substance whereas Twitter before claimed no license to the
copyrighted materials (it even mentioned "We encourage users to
contribute their creations to the public domain or consider progressive
licensing terms." which is exactly what SeenThis or Identi.ca are doing,
see https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/tosdr/kizrN7qb1Ck
) the ToS have changed that in September 2009. The current ToS stay
pretty much the same and allows Twitter to transfer the license to
third-parties in exchange for a fee for instance (and they did, as
Calimaq explains here in French again
http://scinfolex.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/sommes-nous-en-train-de-nous-faire-plumer-par-twitter/ )

So considering the past experience in Twitter TOS changes. Should we
consider that the current policy of notification is "good enough"?

Regarding the very substantial changes that Twitter has been through, I
would say no. That's a class C or below.
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On 2019-02-20 07:05:52 UTC, ps wrote:

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Version 1: 2019-02-20 07:05:52 UTC by ps

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Version 2: 2018-08-27 13:01:19 UTC by import script

Previous Title: Critical changes to the terms with little users' involvement

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Version 3: 2018-08-27 13:00:58 UTC by import script

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