Facebook terms of service controversy

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Arguments are raging about a change Facebook has made to its terms of service (TOS).

On one side, privacy protestors who claim that the changes mean that Facebook “Can Do Anything [it wants] With Your Content. Forever.”

On the other, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who blogged that users should trust the company “not to share [the users’] information in a way [they] wouldn’t want.”

Hmm.. “trust” is all very well, but accidents can happen with data – even to a company like Facebook.

The Facebook terms of service currently say the following:

You hereby grant Facebook an irrevocable,…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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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, or drop him an email.