Facebook changes content rights
Facebook, the social network of social networks, recently changed it’s data retention policies by changing it’s terms of service. They basically have modified the data retention policy for deleted accounts.
I understand the implications for marketing and I’m somewhat OK with that. The frightening part for me is that the data does not expire. I don’t plan to run for office nor do I plan to get sued, but just think of what that data says about you and if it could be used against you, maybe by an opposing attorney who subpoenaed the data.
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Amanda French posted an excellent blog entry on the Facebook Terms of Service and compaired it to other social networks. A must read for those that are interested in the topic.
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Social Networking has come a long way. The first I read about the ToS was on twitter and I just kept coming across it including a link to a federal complaint.