Facebook`s Disturbing New Terms Of Service.

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in Tech
http://consumerist.com/5150175/facebooks-new-terms-of-service-we-can-do-anything-we-want-with-your-content-forever

Maybe we should read the fine print before uploading all those photos.
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Female 901
"poo" wtf? omg do they sensor "stuff" on here?? lame! ><
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Female 901
hence why i dont have a face book.
and they can`t look up your poo unless they know your information. so if you have fake info they can`t find you (the colleges as stated below) or so i`ve been told. i mean, if ur names under "mike jones" n ur names "marie stroodle" they`re not gonna find you lol
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Male 70
What the hell? This ain`t new. Sites like MySpace and Facebook and all that - they get to keep your pictures. Colleges love that, since they can just find your profile there and look at some pics of you taking drugs and drinking. Boom, you`re out of college. Ding, fries are done.
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Female 99
lmao i cannot believe they changed them back. more for the people!
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Male 3,646
Terms of Use Update
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Over the past few days, we have received a lot of feedback about the new terms we posted two weeks ago. Because of this response, we have decided to return to our previous Terms of Use while we resolve the issues that people have raised. For more information, visit the Facebook Blog.

If you want to share your thoughts on what should be in the new terms, check out our group Facebook Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.

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Male 3,819
"A couple of weeks ago, we posted an update to our Terms of Use that we hoped would clarify some parts of it for our users. Over the past couple of days, we have received a lot of questions and comments about these updated terms and what they mean for people and their information. Because of the feedback we received, we have decided to return to our previous Terms of Use while we resolve the issues that people have raised."


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Female 167
F*ck Facebook.
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Male 263
So I guess the lesson is don`t do anything you are going to regret..because somehow, somewhere, there is always going to be someone with a camera either digital, phone, or hidden.
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Male 1,835
yup. the internet is a scary place.
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Male 2,855
you mean my uninteresting photos are no longer safe on the internets?!?! how could this happen!!!
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Male 98
Jesus christ.... They plan to use the President`s facebook page to acess the codes for the nuclear missles! Facebook will take over the world!
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Female 652
out of the millions of people on facebook, whats the chance they will want a picture of me hanging out with friends or of my dogs? whatever..

in my opinion pretty much anything you upload onto the internet can be used against you somehow, regardless of a term of service

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Female 101
Eh..doesn`t really affect me. I don`t do enough on there to constitute any major stealings by them. Oh okay, you want that picture of me? Cooool..just don`t whack to it.

Vote for me! I HAVE NO SHAME!
http://www.brickfish.com/Pages/PhotosAlb...

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Female 189
I don`t have anything useful on my facebook account so...if facebook corp wants to archive pictures of my friends climbing trees, or drawings I sketched while bored in class, then let them to it.
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Male 240
Wow, it`s pretty pompous to think that your pictures would be used out of those all those people on the damn site (like anyone wants to see you and your wife/husband at a family dinner). Second, maybe you should be more careful with messaging and having private conversations whith one another when your collegues or superiors are in your friends list, rather than worrying about Facebook stealing those superneat pictures... Plus, if you don`t want anyone to use your stuff, put a copyright underneath the picture, or don`t upload it. If you don`t agree with the terms, stop hosting a Facebook.
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Male 1,232
I really don`t seem to care, it`s not like facebook is gonna steal all our pictures or anything.
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Female 751
ooooorrrr.... they realized that when someone gets fired b/c of something on their facebook, they delete their account and therefor facebook cant` sell that content to the media for big $$$... sounds more like that to me, or possibly a matter of "national security" (dundundun) so that they have record of you being on that site, ya know cause terrorists are all about facebook.
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Female 1,063
I never used Facebook and I only use MySpace as an adjunct to the ASPCA and animal related stuffs. Only egomaniacs post nudies of themselves on those sites. This just goes to show that if you have something good, someone somewhere will f*ck it all up for the rest of us.
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Male 2,229
the thing is if don`t strangers looking, using, and manipulating anything that you post to Facebook, DON`T post! Its the same thing as leaving your photos and notes on the sidewalk or park bench for anyone see or use. "dropping" digital property is the same as dropping/leaving behind real property. The new TOS is just covering Facebook`s ass against idiots and morons that don`t realize how "public" social networks really are.
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Female 209
just a little bit over exaggerating any threat there may be. i`m pretty sure facebook doesn`t want any pictures i have on there or anyone elses for that matter
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Female 688
wise wise words old ollie.
also, i dont have facebook. and if myspace did the same thing, let them. reminds me of something my gran used to say; `never say something you wouldn`t want your mother to hear`
ie, if you dont want the whole world seeing your noods, dont post them.
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Male 2,388
They are probably not interested in the photos "i don`t see a facebook pr0n website turning up anytime soon. Its probably just your html designs if they are professional they`ll be able to sell them to other facebook users "which is what i`d do"
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Male 114
good thing i deleted my facebook last night haha
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Male 833
i think this article is over hyping it juussstt a bit....
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Male 904
i`m having second thoughts about those nudes i uploaded...
jk
lol
>_>
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Male 15,832
Fools` names and fools` faces are always found in public places.
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Male 70
I dont really like facebook that much anyway, but I Hate myspace. I wish they would sell you photos of people from peoples profiles if you gave them money. :|
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Male 4,546
The facebook response and clarification covers most of my complaints.

Facebook is effectively saying that if you delete your account, things you have sent to your friends on facebook will not be tracked and deleted. Messages on your friends walls will not be tracked down and removed, etc.

It was to protect them from litigation in cases where person X sends Y to person Z then deletes their account. Facebook would be violating its terms of use by allowing person Z to have Y.

Not anymore.

If you ask facebook to change back, you`re asking them to 1) Open themselves up to litigation 2) track every single message and file even on other users accounts for you.

Not going to happen.

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Male 1,365
Facebook and Myspace are representations of de-evolution. Ego, Ego, Ego.
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Female 147
myspace does it too.
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Male 3,646
What if one was to delete everything they post, including apps, removing friends, posts, etc., (change their name, it`s possible), and THEN exterminate their account?

Can they access your pics (in any leftover databases), and name (because that`s no longer YOUR name), and use them?

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Female 1,269
eeeh...
i like myspace better anyway
but i have both...
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Female 531
facebook blows
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Male 817
marottca: "this is why i dont put stupid stuff on the internet about myself. any one can see it and it could come back and bite you in the butt in the future."

Ha, now I know you have a butt and the internet. My plan is slowly falling into place!

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Male 340
Guess who found a loophole XD
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Female 481
I just uploaded a picture today..
but I still love facebook (:
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Male 476
nobody has caught it until now, because this is the first time someone actually took their time to read the license agreement
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Male 1,556
Well, I hate FB `neways.
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Female 859
oh dear..
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Male 173
erm, like, i think they`re covering their bases since that hope poster fiasco. it`d be neat to see photoshopped pics of ppl on the net though..
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Female 1,578
Whats the big deal? If your puting it on the internet, then people can do what they want with it anyway. If you don`t want your things to be manipulated, then don`t put them on such open websites like facebook. Its not a huge change.
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Female 385
wait, i put most of my like, GOOD photography portfolio style photos on FB... does this mean i dont own them anymore? Could FB steal/ take them?
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Female 15,763
*posts as Facebook status*

>_>;;

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Male 357
My little sister says that now it is cool to have a facebook and myspace, but never log on, so it looks like you actually have a life. People who log on all the time are losers, and it`s real easy to tell if you have been sitting in front of your computer all day.

Nobody cares about your twitter or myspace pics anyway, it doesn`t make you important. Get a job and do something with your life.

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Female 2,927
makes me glad i dont have any thing uploaded.
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Male 8,300
Hmmm, think about that... they own and can do ANYTHING with ANYTHING you add... like email addresses of your friends...? So they can sell all your friends email addresses to every company in the world, because it said so in their TOS??
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Male 2,076
This is reprehensible. I`m going to stop using facebook so much now. Screw you facebook. Screw. you.
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Male 2,796
"Well facebook is boring anyway, I don`t use it."

By "boring" do you mean "more professional"??

Ah yes, little girls like you like all the pretty colors on MySpace...

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Male 189
thats why people should use twitter
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Female 738
This is idiotic; no matter how `safe` you think your stuff is anywhere, truth is anyone can access your info/photos from anywhere and use it. Therefore, don`t put stuff up you don`t want people seeing.
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Male 353
@charlieA... lol @ fillemorte

@fillemorte... You are a smart one, no one else saw the typo.

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Male 502
"ive never heard of tearms before"

It is a typographical error. It should read, "terms." C-grats, you are a Rhodes Scholar!

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Female 710
Well facebook is boring anyway, I don`t use it.
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Female 741
ive never heard of tearms before
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Male 502
I have a Facebook account. I have 12 friends on it. I saw an article awhile back about a sociolgy student who set up a FB account as an experiment for a term paper. He ended up with something like 87 friends in less than a month. He did not know any of his "friends" in the real world, but he knew things like cell phone numbers and other personal info... kind of like what andystevens said, if you put it on the web, you are posting it on a kiosk in the town square the the power of 1000.
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Male 265
Wait, This is so going on my Facebook. lol
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Male 265
Crap, dam you facebook... Also a interesting read is the link on arbitration, it shows you how company`s screw you over big time.
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Male 162
Are people seriously that naive. I can go to any pic on Facebook or Google or where ever, <right click> and <save picture as>. If you are enough of a douchebag to post it, get used to it. (Also if your boyfriend wants to tape you having sex with them ladies, never ever break up. Guess what? Yes, the Internet)
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Male 2,582
Eh, who cares...
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Male 4,793
"IAB > is this legit? If it is, I`m out."

yes it is legit, i just read the ToS...so basically they can legally own and trademark any pic of myself i put up? thats gay. but oh well imma still use facebook.

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Male 247
Rule Number One vis-a-vis the Internet: If you post it on the Internet, send it in an email, send a picture by cell phone, you have surrendered any right to privacy. I don`t see what the big deal is here... unless people do not understand the concept of the Internet.
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Female 695
Which is why I use Myspace. A lot of Facebook`s operations deter me.
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Female 1,545
"Don`t post anything you wouldn`t want the whole world including your mother to see?"

Mwahaha, my mother *is* my facebook friend. Problem solved.

I hope you like my incoherent ramblings and my stupid pictures, Markie.

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Male 516
lazyme484: did you read the article? they`re gonna have all your stuff anyway
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Male 614
the misspelling of terms was more entertaining to me.
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Male 1,225
No, it doesn`t revert to rule 1, because whatever you deem appropriate for display on facebook can be sold to other companies and you won`t get squat.
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Male 3,819
Um... if I put something on FB, I don`t find it very personal anyway.

If you want pictures of me passed out on the floor at some party, KNOCK YOURSELF OUT, Mark Z. Psh.

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Male 256
Doesn`t this revert back to rule #1... Don`t post anything you wouldn`t want the whole world including your mother to see?
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Male 1,837
i hate profile pages anyway
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Male 10,440
IAB > is this legit? If it is, I`m out.
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Male 3,014
Just what we need: ANOTHER DeviantArt.
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Female 1,082
meh. i dont put any personal information up that the rest of the world cant see anyway. whatever.
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Male 3,255
@Leopardson

*THIS* is why? Of all the horrifically gay things about those stupid teen scene sites, THIS is why you don`t use them?

lol

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Male 11
this is why i dont put stupid stuff on the internet about myself. any one can see it and it could come back and bite you in the butt in the future.
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Female 1,545
Also: lol @ leopardson
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Female 4
what are tearms?
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Male 315
This is why I refuse to use things like Facebook and Myspace.

The only database I exist in is the DMV.

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Female 1,545
Tricksy Facebook...
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Male 817
Um, this is pretty much the same policy that Myspace.com has had for YEARS. I remember a ruckus happening about it a long long long while back.
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Male 1,425
Lame!
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Male 12,365
I had assumed it was always like this, as the point of such sites is to own the content in order to mine it for stuff that can be sold.
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Female 1,436
Yeah - glad I`ve never opened an account on Facebook. Besides the fact that it`s just plain sh*tty as hell.

Oh - lol @ the misspelled title!

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Female 665
Ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaoh sht i`m screwed.
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Male 8
yay social networking!
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Male 158
This is so disturbing, my eyes are "Tearm"ing all up.
hehe...
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Female 1,516
I always had a bad feeling about Facebook, which is why I never opened an account on there. This is seriously creepy.
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Male 20,905
Link: Facebook`s Disturbing New Terms Of Service. [Rate Link] - Maybe we should read the fine print before uploading all those photos.
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