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Facebook Is NOT About To Start Selling Your Information. by ludot(m): 4:06pm On Jul 02, 2016
I am about to make some people feel uneasy by dropping a bombshell. So here it goes, Facebook privacy notice is a hoax.

Recently, you may have seen some of your Facebook friends started posting a Facebook “Privacy Notice” clarifying that they no longer give Facebook permission to use their photos, personal information, and so on. You may have probably probably posted that yourself.

It looks like this;

"From Monday, 27th June, 2016, 1528 IST, I don't give Facebook permission to use my pictures, my information or my publications, both of the past and the future, mine or those where I show up. By this statement, I give my notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, give, sell my information, photos or take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308-1 1 308-103 and the Rome statute).

"Note: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once, you have given the tacit agreement allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the updates of the state of the profile. Do not share. You have to copy."


Now you know what I am talking about. Similar privacy notice have been circulated on Social Media in the past and will also be circulated in the future.

Just so you know and I repeat, Facebook privacy notice is a hoax.

The most shocking part of the whole thing is that even some of my friends that I thought were clued up about stuffs like this have been posting the message and encouraging others to do same.

I bet some people still don’t believe me

Well, Facebook has also issued the following statement about this post:

“You may have seen a post telling you to copy and paste a notice to retain control over things you share on Facebook. Don’t believe it. Our terms say clearly: You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook, and you can control how it’s shared through your privacy and application settings. That’s how it works, and this hasn’t changed.

“You can visit Privacy Basics to find out more about who sees what you share on Facebookand other topics.

“You can also read the Data Policy to find out what information we collect and how it is used and shared. We want you to be informed and in control of your experience on Facebook.”


If you are really concerned about your privacy on Facebook and you should be. Facebook provides settings that limit strangers, and of course the company itself, from accessing any posts, photos or content that has been shared by you.
Privacy Check is there on Facebook that will allow you to limit the audience for posts and decide what information you want to share on your profile.

Don’t fall for this hoax or any other one that will come in future – Facebook is NOT about to start selling your information.

Source: http://loonivarsity.com/facebook-privacy-notice-is-a-hoax/
Re: Facebook Is NOT About To Start Selling Your Information. by Sphilip1(m): 8:28pm On Jul 02, 2016
So people can carry properganda....

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