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Facebook’s New Policy: Bad News

A little off topic for me, but it’s newsworthy, and since I make Facebook Apps, this is slightly annoying.

Facebook has changed their Terms of Service recently, and it’s causing quite a bit of outrage among users who actually know what’s going on.  There’s a good explaination here of the differences between Facebook and other social sites.  In short, Facebook thinks they can claim ownership of whatever you post forever and do whatever they want.  I don’t know how they think they can get away with this.

Outrage is well documented throughout the blog-o-sphere.

UPDATE: looks like the power of social networks smacked facebook in the face.

Over the past few days, we have received a lot of feedback about the new terms we posted two weeks ago. Because of this response, we have decided to return to our previous Terms of Use while we resolve the issues that people have raised. For more information, visit the Facebook Blog.

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