Verizon Changes Acceptable Use Policy to Bar Off-Topic Posts

What the fuck? There it is, in paragraph 2:

(e) post off-topic information on message boards, chat rooms or social networking sites;

What do you think the original thought was that led to this bit of stupidity? The other lettered clauses are clearly itemized abuses about which someone has no doubt complained or were pursued with such zeal by some subscriber as to become self evident to Verizon’s network monitors.

But in what circumstance does off-topic posting rank with defamatory speech, breaking the law, or abusing shared resources?

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