AT&T just released a new Terms of Service agreement which has a provision that says they can cancel your service if you say bad things about them:
5.1 Suspension/Termination. Your Service may be suspended or terminated if your payment is past due and such condition continues un-remedied for thirty (30) days. In addition, AT&T may immediately terminate or suspend all or a portion of your Service, any Member ID, electronic mail address, IP address, Universal Resource Locator or domain name used by you, without notice, for conduct that AT&T believes (a) violates the Acceptable Use Policy; (b) constitutes a violation of any law, regulation or tariff (including, without limitation, copyright and intellectual property laws) or a violation of these TOS, or any applicable policies or guidelines, or(c) tends to damage the name or reputation of AT&T, or its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries.
Fortunately I don’t use AT&T for Internet access and after reading the above I’m not all that likely to do so in the future, but I do use their cellular network at the moment. At least until my contract expires and I can cancel it which I’m seriously considering doing because of bullshit terms like the above. Presumably the clause is aimed more at activities — such as hacking using an AT&T account — more so than writing something critical of AT&T, but they could use it to censor critics if they felt like it and that’s enough to make me avoid them.
Found via Slashdot.