Backlash forces Facebook to return to old terms of service.. for now

Graham Cluley

The controversy over Facebook’s revised terms of service has prompted a turnaround overnight by the immensely popular social networking website.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said in a blog post that the company has decided to return to its previous terms of use.. at least temporarily.

Although Zuckerberg originally defended the changes to the conditions that users have to agree to in order to use the site, he says that they will now investigate how to best move forward. According to media reports, the Electronic Privacy Information Center had threatened to file a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission regarding Facebook’s new terms of service.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.