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Google

  •  Limited copyright license to operate and improve all Google Services
  • - Google may collect your device fingerprint.
  • - Google can use your content for all their existing and future services
  • - Google can share your personal information with other parties
  • + Partial archives of their terms are available
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YouTube

  • - Processes a personal information (email, id but also device info, location)
  •  Users should revisit the terms periodically, although in case of material changes, the service will notify
  • - The copyright license is broader than necessary
  • + They help you to deal with take-down notices
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GitHub

  • - Your account can be suspended and your data deleted any time for any reason
  • + This service provides archives of their terms of service so that changes can be viewed over time
  • + The service allows you to use pseudonyms
  •  GitHub requires cookies
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SoundCloud

  • + You stay in control of your copyright
  • - Indemnification from claims related to your content or your account
  • + The terms are easy to read
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Trello

  • × This service ignores the Do Not Track (DNT) header and tracks users anyway even if they set this header.
  • - third parties may be involved in operating the service
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DuckDuckGo

  •  Conditions may change, but your continued acceptance is not inferred from an earlier acceptance flow
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500px

  • -  Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • - Broad copyright license
  • - Waiver of legal actions
  • + The terms are easy to read
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Qwant

  • + no tracking
  • + your personal data is used for limited purposes
  • + you can request access and deletion of personal data
  • + only necessary logs are kept
  • - critical changes without user involvement
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lastpass

  •  LastPass will not provide refunds if they terminate you account or terminate the service
  • + User suspension from the service will be fair and proportionate.
  • + User suspension from the service will be fair and proportionate.
  • + Their legal documents are published under a Creative Commons license
  • + LastPass never has clear-text versions of your critical data, including passwords or master password
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Signal

  • + This service does not track you
  • -  Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • - The service can delete your account without prior notice and without a reason
  • + You maintain ownership of your data
  • + You can delete your content from this service
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Facebook

  • - This service tracks you on other websites
  • + You own your data
  • × deleted content is not really deleted
  • - tracking pixels used in service-to-user communication
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Wikipedia

  • + You publish your contributions under free licenses
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reddit

  • - The service can delete your account without prior notice and without a reason
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Yahoo!

  • - very broad
  • - Yahoo! may collect your device fingerprint.
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Amazon

  • - They may stop providing the service at any time
  • - Amazon enables third-party advertisers to target you by default
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twitter

  • - Very broad copyright license on your content
  • + Twitter provide archives of their terms
  •  Twitter does not require cookies to function
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Instagram

  • - Very broad copyright license on your content
  • - You waive your right to a class action
  •  The service can suspend your account for several reasons
  • + Terms may be changed at their discretion, but they will notify you before.
  •  Instagram Court of law is California
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netflix

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • + Terms and privacy policy pages are organized and formatted well.
  •  Cookies are required.
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twitch

  • - Twitch can use and appropriate broadcaster content for anything
  • - This service uses your personal information for many different purposes
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ebay

  • × This service ignores the Do Not Track (DNT) header and tracks users anyway even if they set this header.
  • + eBay’s previous Privacy Notices are available for viewing.
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Bing

  • - The service can read your private messages
  • - tracking pixels used in service-to-user communication
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Imgur

  • - Imgur may collect your device fingerprint.
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Microsoft Services

  • - The service can delete your account without prior notice and without a reason
  • - Microsoft may remotely disabled software you are not licensed to use.
  • - No promise to inform of government requests
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Tumblr

  • + Tumblr provides access to previous TOS and privacy policy
  • + You maintain ownership of your Tumblr content
  • - Tumblr can limit, restrict, suspend Services at any time without prior notice
  •  Tumblr has provisions for users outside the US
  •  Terms may be changed at any time, but you will be notified.
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WordPress.com

  • - Wordpress.com may collect your device fingerprint.
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Apple

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  •  court of law is in location X
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WhatsApp

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • + To use WhatsApp you must be 16 years old
  • + WhatsApp requires access to your contact list
  •  court of law is in location X
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Blogspot

  • - The service may use tracking pixels, web beacons, browser fingerprinting, and/or device fingerprinting on users.
  • - Blogspot may collect your device fingerprint.
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Stackoverflow

  • - class action waiver
  • + you can request access and deletion of personal data
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pinterest

  • - Pinterest collects user log data on its own website and other websites with Pin It buttons.
  • - The service may use tracking pixels, web beacons, browser fingerprinting, and/or device fingerprinting on users.
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Dropbox

  • + When the service wants to change its terms, users are notified a month or more in advance
  • - Third parties may be involved in operating the service
  • + You have the right to leave this service at any time
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BBC

  • - BBC may collect your device fingerprint.
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CNN

  • - CNN may collect your device fingerprint.
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Roblox

  • - The service can delete your account without prior notice and without a reason
  • - they may stop providing the service at any time
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Spotify

  • - You grant perpetual license to anything you publish
  • - The service may use tracking pixels, web beacons, browser fingerprinting, and/or device fingerprinting on users.
  • - Spotify may merge your current personal info with more if you participate in a Special Promotion
  •  Spotify doesn't provide refunds
  •  The ToS are only translated into a few languages
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Quora

  • - Quora collects all data you input and data of your device
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Discord

  • - The service can delete your account without prior notice and without a reason
  • + You maintain ownership of your content
  • - The service reserves the right to change its terms using its sole discretion
  •  Users agree to comply with the law of the service's country
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CNet

  • - CNet may collect your device fingerprint.
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Steam

  • - Trial and class action waiver
  • - The service may use tracking pixels, web beacons, browser fingerprinting, and/or device fingerprinting on users.
  • + Notifications 30 days before changes.
  • + refund policy
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etsy

  • - The service may use tracking pixels, web beacons, browser fingerprinting, and/or device fingerprinting on users.
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Wikihow

  • + You maintain ownership of your data
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W3Schools

  • - sets third-party cookies and/or ads
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Fox News

  • × This service ignores the Do Not Track (DNT) header and tracks users anyway even if they set this header.
  • - The service may use tracking pixels, web beacons, browser fingerprinting, and/or device fingerprinting on users.
  • - Fox News may collect your device fingerprint.
  • + You can delete your content from this service
  • - You wave your right to a class action.
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slack

  • - The service may use tracking pixels, web beacons, browser fingerprinting, and/or device fingerprinting on users.
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researchgate

  •  personal data is used for advertising
  •  pseudonym not allowed (user-to-user trust is relevant for service)
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Airbnb

  •  There is a date of the last update of the terms
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Flickr

  • + Yahoo's copyright license for photos, graphics, audio and video limited for purpose
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Apple iCloud

  • × They can delete any of your data (files, music, messages, etc.) at any time and without notice
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Discogs

  • -  Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • - The service can read your private messages
  • - You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold the service harmless in case of a claim related to your use of the service
  • - Discogs can delete your account without prior notice and without a reason
  • - The court of law governing the terms is in a jurisdiction that is less friendly to user privacy protection.
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groupon

  • - If you deactivate your account, Groupon cannot guarantee that they will always delete records.
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dictionary

  • - Dictionary.com may collect your device fingerprint.
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Dictionary.com

  • - The service may use tracking pixels, web beacons, browser fingerprinting, and/or device fingerprinting on users.
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allrecipes

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
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Academia.edu

  • - targeted third-party advertising
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coursera

  • - You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold the service harmless in case of a claim related to your use of the service
  • - If you offer suggestions to the service, they become the owner of the ideas that you give them
  • - This service can use your content for all their existing and future services
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Disqus

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
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Grammarly

  • - Grammarly does not notify users before being involved in a merger, sale, or acquisition
  • - Grammarly doesn't list pricing packages without signing up
  •  You are responsible for all activity in your account
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Epic Games

  • -  Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
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bitbucket

  • - defend, indemnify, hold harmless
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uber

  • - The service can delete your account without prior notice and without a reason
  • + The service provides information about its attitude towards ethical, social or political problems or controversies
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creditkarma

  • × This service ignores the Do Not Track (DNT) header and tracks users anyway even if they set this header.
  • + The terms for this service are easy to read and include plain language summaries
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Search Encrypt

  • + no tracking
  •  requires first-party cookies
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tinder

  • - This services gives no guarantee regarding quality
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XING

  •  pseudonym not allowed (user-to-user trust is relevant for service)
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softpedia

  • - Softpedia uses third-party targeted advertising
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itch.io

  • - defend, indemnify, hold harmless; survives termination
  • -  Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • - The copyright license maintained by the service over user data and/or content is broader than necessary.
  • - class action waiver
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Slither.io

  • - The service makes critical changes to its terms without user involvement
  • + easy to read
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GitLab

  • + free software; you can run your own instance
  • - critical changes without user involvement
  •  age limit
  •  you are responsible for what you publish
  • + you can choose the copyright license
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protonmail

  •  IP addresses of website visitors are not tracked
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IFTTT

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
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SpigotMC

  • + The copyright license that users grant to the service is limited for the purposes of that same service, and not third parties.
  • + This service provides archives of their terms of service so that changes can be viewed over time
  •  Service does not allow alternative accounts
  • + You have the right to leave this service at any time
  •  Users agree not to submit illegal content
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travelzoo

  • + Vouchers Can be Redeemed for Cash
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Tapas

  •  Must be competent to enter the terms
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Jagex

  • -  Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
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icepop

  • - The service may use tracking pixels, web beacons, browser fingerprinting, and/or device fingerprinting on users.
  • + The service provides a complaint mechanism for the handling of personal data
  • - Your data may be processed and stored anywhere in the world
  • - Third parties may be involved in operating the service
  • - Third parties may be involved in operating the service
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FastMail

  • + You can delete your content from this service
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librarything

  • + Will not sell your data
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Amnesty International Limited (UK)

  • + This service only shares user information with third parties when given specific consent
  • + Users can access most of the pages on the service's website without revealing any personal information
  • + If Amnesty International shares personal information outside the EU, it is processed to an EU standard
  • + The service provides information about how they collect personal data
  • + You can request access and deletion of personal data
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RiseUp.net

  • - The service can delete your account without prior notice and without a reason
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Abine Blur

  • -  Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
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Bumble

  • - The service can delete your account without prior notice and without a reason
  • + You have the right to leave this service at any time
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Wire

  • + This service does not track you
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Musik-Sammler

  • + The service prohibits the public posting of private messages
  • + The service provides details about what kinds of personal information they collect
  •  Users who have been permanently banned from this service are not allowed to re-register under a new account
  •  The service prohibits the posting of pornographic content
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mastodon.social

  • + info given about security practices
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reputation.com

  • + You can delete your content from this service
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Mega File Storage

  • - On mega.co.nz, you are responsible for the behavior of other users
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Mullvad

  • + The service provides details about what kinds of personal information they collect
  • + The terms for this service are easy to read
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ToS;DR

  • + ToS;DR does not track you
  • + The service provides details about what kinds of personal information they collect
  • - ToS;DR refers users to Heroku's Terms of Service for more information
  • - ToS;DR gives no guarantee regarding quality
  • + ToS;DR provides information on its password security mechanism
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couchsurfing

  • - Couchsurfing becomes the owner of ideas you give them
  • - Couchsurfing may retain your data after deactivation for legitimate business purposes
  •  You are not allowed to use a nick name
  •  You should follow the community guidelines
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OsmAnd

  • -  Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • + The service provides details about what kinds of personal information they collect
  • - Third parties may be involved in operating the service
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CloudSight

  • - your data may be stored anywhere in the world
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Cloudant

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • - This service assumes no liability for any losses or damages resulting from any matter relating to the service
  • - Cloudant transfers hosted and personal info if Cloudant is acquired by another business
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websaver

  • - They may stop providing the service at any time
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Kolab Now

  • + Developed features are made available under a Free Software license
  • + This service does not track you
  • + KolabNow is very strict when providing access to Lawful Interception requests
  • + When the service wants to change its terms, users are notified a month or more in advance
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DnD5e.info

  • × This service ignores the Do Not Track (DNT) header and tracks users anyway even if they set this header.
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pure

  • - This service can share your personal information to third parties
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SeenThis

  • + You are free to choose your copyright license
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Skycloud

  • - sets third-party cookies and/or ads
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Historielærer.dk

  • + This service allows you to retrieve an archive of your data
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Delicious

  • - Your personal information are an asset for business transfers
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US Warrant Service

  •  your private content may be accessed by staff
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Visible

  • + Privacy policy has folding paragraphs which are easy to read
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Hacker News

  • × You cannot delete your account for this service
  • - This service tracks you on other websites
  • - The service can delete your account without prior notice and without a reason
  • - This service can share your personal information to third parties
  • + You maintain ownership of your data
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The Hello World Collection

  • + no tracking
  •  IP addresses of website visitors are not tracked
  • + user feedback is invited
  • + easy to read
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Werk32.NET

  • + User logs are deleted after a finite period of time
  • + You can request access and deletion of personal data
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Tartle

  • + You maintain ownership of your data
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EteSync

  • + You maintain ownership of your data
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WindowsLogic Productions

  • + Temporary session cookies
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jobvite

  • - jobvite.com can change terms without notifying you
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TopTree.cc

  • + you publish under a free license, not a bilateral one
  •  age limit
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Aleksandar Todorović (r3bl)

  • + free software; you can run your own instance
  • + info given about what personal data they collect
  • + easy to read
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nanowrimo

  • + User keeps all rights to his novels, no novel texts are stored
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FWG 1240

  • + no tracking
  •  IP addresses of website visitors are not tracked
  • + info given about what personal data they collect
  • + easy to read
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