Have the AI read privacy policies of tech services for you!

Most of us detest reading the privacy policies on websites and apps. In fact, many of us don’t bother to read it altogether – and accept it as it is – giving the tech giants access to our private data.

However, now we have a policy-reading artificial-intelligence-based that can help us analyze the privacy terms available – so you don’t have to!

Titled as the Guard, the neural network-based platform examines policies on requests of any internet service. For example, during their testing, the Guard analyzed the policy terms of popular services like Netflix, Instagram, Twitter, and Tinder. It also gave the privacy policies an overall score and highlighted the main threats included in the policy. Additionally, the Guard also takes a look at the past privacy scandals of the relevant services.

The app is built by developer Javi Rameerez, who created the software for his thesis on AI and natural language processing.



Of course, just like any app – the Guard also comes with its own set of flaws and we recommend not trusting it completely.


For example, take Telegram messaging service. The Guard gives it an A+ grade with a score of 105 percent, signifying that the messenger does not have any concerning privacy threats nor has it been involved in any scandal for privacy in the past.

On the contrary, Telegram was recently found to contain a bug that accidentally stored images on the recipient's phone even after the sender ‘unsends’ the message. In 2015, Telegram also suffered from a flaw that enabled users to stalk others.

Of course, AI is constantly improving in today’s digital era and when it comes to Guard – the developer is running a quick test where the humans can provide it direction on which privacy policies are the most user-friendly.

If you are also tired of reading up pages of privacy policies and wish to improve the AI-based app, give the app makers a quick hand and register yourself for the testing process. Find out more by clicking here.

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