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Date: 02/16/09 03:18 PM

88 Responses to Facebook`s Disturbing New Terms Of Service.

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18923 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    Link: Facebook`s Disturbing New Terms Of Service. - Maybe we should read the fine print before uploading all those photos.
  2. Profile photo of LadyMorgue
    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
    1517 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 3:23 pm
    I always had a bad feeling about Facebook, which is why I never opened an account on there. This is seriously creepy.
  3. Profile photo of archanos
    archanos Male 13-17
    158 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 3:23 pm
    This is so disturbing, my eyes are "Tearm"ing all up.
    hehe...
  4. Profile photo of BrywillFly
    BrywillFly Male 18-29
    8 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    yay social networking!
  5. Profile photo of whipsmart
    whipsmart Female 18-29
    665 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm
    Ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaoh sht i`m screwed.
  6. Profile photo of USFEmoGirl
    USFEmoGirl Female 18-29
    1437 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 3:29 pm
    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!

  7. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 3:30 pm
    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.
  8. Profile photo of MikePiano
    MikePiano Male 18-29
    1425 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 3:33 pm
    Lame!
  9. Profile photo of RandyTheFool
    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
    817 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 3:33 pm
    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.
  10. Profile photo of yellowsquare
    yellowsquare Female 18-29
    1545 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 3:37 pm
    Tricksy Facebook...
  11. Profile photo of Leopardson
    Leopardson Male 18-29
    315 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    This is why I refuse to use things like Facebook and Myspace.

    The only database I exist in is the DMV.

  12. Profile photo of jolieffect
    jolieffect Female 13-17
    4 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 3:42 pm
    what are tearms?
  13. Profile photo of yellowsquare
    yellowsquare Female 18-29
    1545 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    Also: lol @ leopardson
  14. Profile photo of marottca
    marottca Male 18-29
    11 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 3:46 pm
    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.
  15. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3256 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 3:47 pm
    @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

  16. Profile photo of dystopia04
    dystopia04 Female 18-29
    1082 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 3:48 pm
    meh. i dont put any personal information up that the rest of the world cant see anyway. whatever.
  17. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
    3016 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 3:52 pm
    Just what we need: ANOTHER DeviantArt.
  18. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 3:55 pm
    IAB > is this legit? If it is, I`m out.
  19. Profile photo of KeVsTeR2475
    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
    1841 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 3:56 pm
    i hate profile pages anyway
  20. Profile photo of Habute
    Habute Male 18-29
    256 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 3:59 pm
    Doesn`t this revert back to rule #1... Don`t post anything you wouldn`t want the whole world including your mother to see?
  21. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3822 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 4:02 pm
    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.

  22. Profile photo of farquaadhnch
    farquaadhnch Male 18-29
    1225 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    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.
  23. Profile photo of admisaok
    admisaok Male 18-29
    516 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    lazyme484: did you read the article? they`re gonna have all your stuff anyway
  24. Profile photo of bluethen
    bluethen Male 13-17
    616 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    the misspelling of terms was more entertaining to me.
  25. Profile photo of yellowsquare
    yellowsquare Female 18-29
    1545 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 4:10 pm
    "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.

  26. Profile photo of MissMage
    MissMage Female 18-29
    695 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 4:10 pm
    Which is why I use Myspace. A lot of Facebook`s operations deter me.
  27. Profile photo of andystevens
    andystevens Male 18-29
    247 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 4:13 pm
    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.
  28. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 4:16 pm
    "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.

  29. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 4:21 pm
    Eh, who cares...
  30. Profile photo of peterboner
    peterboner Male 18-29
    162 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 4:22 pm
    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)
  31. Profile photo of krath
    krath Male 18-29
    265 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 4:27 pm
    Crap, dam you facebook... Also a interesting read is the link on arbitration, it shows you how company`s screw you over big time.
  32. Profile photo of krath
    krath Male 18-29
    265 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 4:35 pm
    Wait, This is so going on my Facebook. lol
  33. Profile photo of CharlieA
    CharlieA Male 18-29
    502 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 4:40 pm
    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.
  34. Profile photo of fillemorte
    fillemorte Female 18-29
    741 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 4:44 pm
    ive never heard of tearms before
  35. Profile photo of Poreka
    Poreka Female 13-17
    710 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 4:46 pm
    Well facebook is boring anyway, I don`t use it.
  36. Profile photo of CharlieA
    CharlieA Male 18-29
    502 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 4:48 pm
    "ive never heard of tearms before"

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

  37. Profile photo of ChronicJ
    ChronicJ Male 18-29
    353 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 4:57 pm
    @charlieA... lol @ fillemorte

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

  38. Profile photo of astridhaze
    astridhaze Female 18-29
    738 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 5:00 pm
    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.
  39. Profile photo of tazman321
    tazman321 Male 13-17
    189 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 5:11 pm
    thats why people should use twitter
  40. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 5:25 pm
    "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...

  41. Profile photo of AnwarNova
    AnwarNova Male 18-29
    2076 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 5:35 pm
    This is reprehensible. I`m going to stop using facebook so much now. Screw you facebook. Screw. you.
  42. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 5:41 pm
    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??
  43. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2927 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 5:42 pm
    makes me glad i dont have any thing uploaded.
  44. Profile photo of slugs
    slugs Male 30-39
    357 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 5:43 pm
    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.

  45. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 5:43 pm
    *posts as Facebook status*

    >_>;;

  46. Profile photo of lemurs366
    lemurs366 Female 18-29
    385 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 5:50 pm
    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?
  47. Profile photo of heartx3jess
    heartx3jess Female 18-29
    1578 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 6:01 pm
    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.
  48. Profile photo of Jonatncito
    Jonatncito Male 13-17
    173 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 6:07 pm
    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..
  49. Profile photo of coolbananas
    coolbananas Female 18-29
    859 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 6:39 pm
    oh dear..
  50. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
    1556 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 6:51 pm
    Well, I hate FB `neways.
  51. Profile photo of Jezuzfreak40
    Jezuzfreak40 Male 13-17
    476 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 6:51 pm
    nobody has caught it until now, because this is the first time someone actually took their time to read the license agreement
  52. Profile photo of Elvi739
    Elvi739 Female 13-17
    481 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 7:07 pm
    I just uploaded a picture today..
    but I still love facebook (:
  53. Profile photo of Coodude26
    Coodude26 Male 13-17
    340 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 7:08 pm
    Guess who found a loophole XD
  54. Profile photo of RandyTheFool
    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
    817 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 7:38 pm
    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!

  55. Profile photo of marencolleen
    marencolleen Female 18-29
    531 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 8:20 pm
    facebook blows
  56. Profile photo of neveryours
    neveryours Female 13-17
    1269 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 8:50 pm
    eeeh...
    i like myspace better anyway
    but i have both...
  57. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3275 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 8:57 pm
    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?

  58. Profile photo of uunnfair_4ol
    uunnfair_4ol Female 18-29
    147 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 9:06 pm
    myspace does it too.
  59. Profile photo of Painter13
    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1366 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 9:31 pm
    Facebook and Myspace are representations of de-evolution. Ego, Ego, Ego.
  60. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 9:41 pm
    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.

  61. Profile photo of Joeyroey
    Joeyroey Male 18-29
    70 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 10:49 pm
    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. :|
  62. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 10:53 pm
    Fools` names and fools` faces are always found in public places.
  63. Profile photo of maceizballin
    maceizballin Male 13-17
    904 posts
    February 16, 2009 at 11:10 pm
    i`m having second thoughts about those nudes i uploaded...
    jk
    lol
    >_>
  64. Profile photo of Raberboom
    Raberboom Male 18-29
    833 posts
    February 17, 2009 at 12:13 am
    i think this article is over hyping it juussstt a bit....
  65. Profile photo of LastDesprado
    LastDesprado Male 13-17
    114 posts
    February 17, 2009 at 3:27 am
    good thing i deleted my facebook last night haha
  66. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
    2388 posts
    February 17, 2009 at 3:40 am
    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"
  67. Profile photo of megann_exoh
    megann_exoh Female 13-17
    688 posts
    February 17, 2009 at 4:35 am
    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.
  68. Profile photo of dance4life
    dance4life Female 18-29
    209 posts
    February 17, 2009 at 5:14 am
    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
  69. Profile photo of BrimstoneOne
    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
    2229 posts
    February 17, 2009 at 7:32 am
    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.
  70. Profile photo of TrixieBlue
    TrixieBlue Female 40-49
    1063 posts
    February 17, 2009 at 8:31 am
    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.
  71. Profile photo of green_btrfly
    green_btrfly Female 18-29
    751 posts
    February 17, 2009 at 8:34 am
    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.
  72. Profile photo of Seak
    Seak Male 18-29
    1503 posts
    February 17, 2009 at 8:54 am
    Goodthing I never even bothered with Facebook.
  73. Profile photo of BoomBox
    BoomBox Male 13-17
    1232 posts
    February 17, 2009 at 9:26 am
    I really don`t seem to care, it`s not like facebook is gonna steal all our pictures or anything.
  74. Profile photo of Owanie
    Owanie Male 18-29
    240 posts
    February 17, 2009 at 9:53 am
    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.
  75. Profile photo of silversoul46
    silversoul46 Female 18-29
    189 posts
    February 17, 2009 at 10:48 am
    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.
  76. Profile photo of Grrracen
    Grrracen Female 18-29
    101 posts
    February 17, 2009 at 11:43 am
    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...

  77. Profile photo of FxyRoxy777
    FxyRoxy777 Female 18-29
    652 posts
    February 17, 2009 at 11:46 am
    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

  78. Profile photo of Squarks
    Squarks Male 18-29
    98 posts
    February 17, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    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!
  79. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    February 17, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    you mean my uninteresting photos are no longer safe on the internets?!?! how could this happen!!!
  80. Profile photo of d_katman
    d_katman Male 13-17
    1836 posts
    February 17, 2009 at 2:50 pm
    yup. the internet is a scary place.
  81. Profile photo of optix_reverb
    optix_reverb Male 18-29
    263 posts
    February 17, 2009 at 5:14 pm
    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.
  82. Profile photo of train_trax
    train_trax Female 13-17
    167 posts
    February 17, 2009 at 9:07 pm
    F*ck Facebook.
  83. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3822 posts
    February 17, 2009 at 11:06 pm
    "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."


    Peepuls of the Intergoogle 1, Facebook 0

  84. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3275 posts
    February 18, 2009 at 3:37 am
    Terms of Use Update
    Close

    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.

  85. Profile photo of theelgeth
    theelgeth Female 70 & Over
    99 posts
    February 18, 2009 at 7:04 am
    lmao i cannot believe they changed them back. more for the people!
  86. Profile photo of PhuxPro
    PhuxPro Male 13-17
    70 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 9:06 pm
    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.
  87. Profile photo of tangello
    tangello Female 13-17
    901 posts
    May 1, 2009 at 9:24 pm
    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
  88. Profile photo of tangello
    tangello Female 13-17
    901 posts
    May 1, 2009 at 9:25 pm
    "poo" wtf? omg do they sensor "stuff" on here?? lame! ><

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