Tuesday, February 17, 2009

facebook membership may be forever

from fox news: Once a Facebook member, always a member. The Consumerist blog noticed Sunday that the social-networking giant had quietly made a change to its user Terms of Service (TOS) on Feb. 4. Facebook now declares that it has a perpetual license to use anything you post to your own Facebook page - even if you terminate your account. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended the change as necessary in a blog posting Monday afternoon.

update1: facebook users protest content policy

update2: facebook does an about-face on privacy
from time: Behold the two faces of Facebook: It's such a smart young company. It's such a slow learner. Both faces peeked out from the wreckage of the privacy imbroglio that wracked the social-networking site this week. Yes, it was asinine, a tempest in a teapot, but it underscored a more fundamental problem that continues to plague Facebook — the world's most popular social network is simply not learning from its mistakes.

update3: the truth about facebook

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