ADOTAS — Don’t mess with Facebook users.
You would think that Facebook would know that by now, but apparently not. The blogosphere the last few days went crazy after noticing that the social network had changed its terms of service. It appeared to say that it would own your rights to old content even if you closed the account.
Even Mark Zuckerberg posted a clarifying note yesterday, saying, ” Our philosophy is that people own their information and control who they share it with. When a person shares information on Facebook, they first need to grant Facebook a license to use that information so that we can show it to the other people they’ve asked us to share it with. Without this license, we couldn’t help people share that information.
In reality, we wouldn’t share your information in a way you wouldn’t want.”
Facebook also emailed a response to the Industry Standard adding that it was not claiming and have never claimed ownership of material that users upload. The new Terms were clarified to be more consistent with the behavior of the site.”
I was amused by Zuckerberg’s admission that the company has “to communicate more clearly about these issues.”
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