Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Facebook Nation - What's in their Privacy Policy?

According to CNET's Daniel Terdinman Facing, the CEO of the social-networking service says in a blog post that the company would return for now to its previous privacy policy. Read this blog post by Daniel Terdiman on Webware. Check out the full article at http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10166456-2.html.

This is a huge public relations issue considering the users on Facebook amount to what Facing equates to the size of the sixth largest country in the world. And if they wanted publicity, they certainly got it!

So here's others are reporting about the Facebook Nation. These are only a few of the results I found in a Google News search:

Facebook faces furor over content rightsCNN - 10 hours agoBy Caroline McCarthy (CNET) -- On an otherwise placid holiday weekend, one blog's commentary on a change to Facebook's terms of service created a firestorm ...

Facebook data policy change sparks protests, controversyUSA Today - 11 hours agoA recent change in its terms of use -- the legalese tacked onto the bottom of most websites -- has sparked concerns that the social networking giant plans ...

Facebook Privacy Change Sparks Federal ComplaintPC World - 12 hours agoThe backlash against Facebook's updated privacy policies is about to expand. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is preparing to file a formal ...

Facebook Users Angry Over Change In Legal TermsNPR - 13 hours ago“I think what this change did was draw attention to a reality about information on Facebook that has already been true on Facebook and lots of other sites. ...

Facebook CEO to Scared Users: Trust UsFOXNews - 14 hours agoThat's what Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the estimated 175 million users of his social-networking Web site Monday afternoon after the ...

Facebook backtracks on TOS; Privacy changes still coming laterZDNet - 55 minutes agoOver the weekend a ruckus ensued after it was discovered that Facebook changed two sentences to its terms of service. Originally, Facebook allowed users to ...

Facebook U-turn on privacy changesguardian.co.uk, UK - 1 hour agoFacebook has backed down on controversial changes to its terms of service that angered users and caused protests across the social networking site. ...

Users force Facebook to withdraw controversial 'copyright' planTimes Online, UK - 1 hour agoFacebook has withdrawn controversial changes to its terms of service after receiving a storm of complaints from users of the social networking website. ...

Facebook 'withdraws' data changesBBC News, UK - 2 hours agoThe founder of Facebook says the social network will return to its previous terms of service regarding user data. In a blog post Mark Zuckerberg said the ...

Facebook Backs Away From Policy ChangeWall Street Journal - 2 hours agoBy JESSICA E. VASCELLARO Yielding to pressure from its users and privacy advocates, Facebook Inc. Tuesday night backed away from controversial changes to ...

Facebook backs down on privacy termsCNET News, CA - 4 hours agoby Daniel Terdiman Facing a federal complaint from a leading privacy advocacy organization and a revolt of tens of thousands of its users, ...

Facebook farceLos Angeles Times, CA - 5 hours agoThe social networking site's change in its privacy terms is a cautionary tale for its users. Be honest. Sometime soon, you -- like millions of others around ...

Facebook polls users on TOS updateCNET News, CA - 7 hours agoby Harrison Hoffman The recent uproar over Facebook's changed TOS has been significant. Even after CEO Mark Zuckerberg issued a statement on behalf of ...

EPIC readying federal complaint over Facebook privacy policyCNET News, CA - 9 hours agoby Daniel Terdiman A leading privacy advocacy group is preparing to file a federal complaint against Facebook's new privacy policies, a published report ...

Facebook faces furor over content rightsCNN - 10 hours agoBy Caroline McCarthy (CNET) -- On an otherwise placid holiday weekend, one blog's commentary on a change to Facebook's terms of service created a firestorm ...

Facebook data policy change sparks protests, controversyUSA Today - 11 hours agoA recent change in its terms of use -- the legalese tacked onto the bottom of most websites -- has sparked concerns that the social networking giant plans ...

Facebook Privacy Change Sparks Federal ComplaintPC World - 12 hours agoThe backlash against Facebook's updated privacy policies is about to expand. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is preparing to file a formal ...

Facebook Users Angry Over Change In Legal TermsNPR - 13 hours ago“I think what this change did was draw attention to a reality about information on Facebook that has already been true on Facebook and lots of other sites. ...

Facebook CEO to Scared Users: Trust UsFOXNews - 14 hours agoThat's what Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the estimated 175 million users of his social-networking Web site Monday afternoon after the ...

Facebook Scrambles to Nip ...InternetNews.com - 15 hours agoDespite changes to its Terms of Service, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg insists users own and control their own information. By David Needle: More stories by ...

Facebook and the owneship societyReuters - 16 hours agoFacebook has experienced its fair share of user revolts and public relations black-eyes in its five-year lifespan. So CEO Mark Zuckerberg knows the drill ...

Facebook users upset by change in terms of useBaltimore Sun, United States - 16 hours agoDavid Sturgill has posted his cell phone number, personal e-mail address and work information on his Facebook page and now wonders if that was a good idea. ...

Facebook users protest retention of informationThe Associated Press - 16 hours agoNEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of Facebook users are protesting new policies that they say grant the social-networking site the ability to control their ...

Facebook Owns YouMotley Fool - 17 hours agoBy Tim Beyers Does Facebook, now with more than 175 million users worldwide, have a content death wish? Perhaps. Just read its newest terms of service. ...

2 comments :

rubber_ducky said...

I just can't believe they went back on their TOS change. People are dumb if they think they are getting any privacy from Facebook or Myspace. All they are doing is voluntarily supplying valuable info to huge marketing mills. Although there are ways to communicate with privacy: anonymous sites like http://www.anonboard.com

coffee buzz said...

Sadly, most people would not have looked closely enough to notice the change in Facebook's Terms of Service... looks them social networkers are doing a good job of looking out for each other

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