What is GooDiff and how does it help me ?
GooDiff is a service for automated tracking of semantic changes in web service policies.
The Internet is composed of various services available to potential users and consumers (read: you and I). These services are quite different from each other and they are offered to users in a multitude of ways. Still, they all have one thing in common: they come with a large amount of legal information. The legal documents are often evolving over time, and it can be very difficult for end users to find out what has changed, when and to which extent.
To uphold the quality and reputation of Google Gmail, your use of Gmail is subject to these program policies. If you are found to be in violation of our policies at any time, as determined by Google in its sole discretion, we may warn you or suspend or terminate your account.
As you can see, ignorance of service changes might have serious consequences.
GooDiff to the rescue!
GooDiff is a simple service which monitors important documents of service providers and keeps track of their changes and indirectly the changes of the services described therein. With GooDiff, users can find out if the legal documents are (still) respecting their privacy and personal rights. It's all about users, and transparency.
Please note that we are not mirroring web pages. GooDiff is monitoring a small set of selected web documents and stores information about them in an easy-to-read format as "virtual documents".
- Google (home page)
- Yahoo! (home page)
- YouTube (home page)
- Six Apart (home page)
- eBay (home page)
- 02 January 2010 - Dataset of the historical raw pages available
- 01 December 2009 - Presentation done at VJ12 available
- 27 November 2009 - First software release of GooDiff @ [VJ12](http://www.constantvzw.org/vj12/)
- 28 November 2009 - First GooDiff Hackathon @ [hackerspace.be](http://www.hackerspace.be/Goodiff_Hackathon)
- 29 November 2009 - GooDiff - How can the free society survive the gray goo? @ [VJ12](http://www.constantvzw.org/vj12/)
You can contact us by sending an email to info(ATAT)goodiff.org.