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February 17, 2009

FACEBOOK is trying to own YOUR content! Somebody STOP THEM!

This particular post deviates from my usual posts, but I think is important you know what’s happening with Facebook as I write this piece.

Like many of you, I signed up to use FACEBOOK and I didn’t bother to read their Terms of Service (TOS). Facebook calls theirs: Terms of Use. Well, it seems like on February 4th, when no one was watching (Sounds like Congress?) the legal team decided to alter their TOS without saying anything to users. Hahaha! They thought that there aren’t owls watching out there in the night… They thought that we weren’t going to find out what these new changes mean, but they have been exposed and is all over the web now!

According to bloggers and consumer groups out there, Facebook now reserves the right to use your content, even after you disabled your account, OMG! The owner denied this claim, but can you believe them? Especially the way it was done! Check out the following link so you can find out more about the discussion: http://consumerist.com/tag/terms-of-service/,

Also, you can read Facebook’s new TOS so you can see it for yourself:


Furthermore, arm yourself and read their Privacy Settings Policy if you haven’t done it yet:


I’m no Einstein, but I think they’re up to no good, and it may be that the reason they decided to change their TOS, is to obtain more authority over your content. They didn’t before but now they can with this modification. Therefore, I’ve signed up to the following Protest group: “Facebook Owns You,” to show my discontent to this change. I suggest you join them as well to pressure the company to go back to the older version of the TOS.

Many people predict that the company will give into to public pressure to restore to the old terms given the bad publicity this news is having. I hope they do!

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