READING LEGAL ANDREW’S LATEST POST on Facebook has just gotten me worried. He wrote (summarized):
- The terms can change any time…. you’re deemed to accept those changes by continuing to use the site. Even if you didn’t know of the change.
- Personal use only. LinkedIn is all about jobs and business. MySpace is full of profiles for companies and products. But Facebook is supposedly only for personal use.
- A single, individual user account…. you can’t have two accounts on Facebook.
- You’re giving up a HUGE license… did you know that posting content gives Facebook a license to do whatever they want with your content?
- Applications are NOT guaranteed safe… “installer beware.” A malicious application developer could break through Facebook’s security protocols and expose your info… but Facebook wouldn’t have to take the blame.
- Disputes are arbitrated under Delaware law. You’ve agreed to “final and binding arbitration” for resolving most disputes with Facebook.
- You surrender all submissions. If you send it to them, it becomes their property.
- Privacy is NOT guaranteed. Besides, Facebook’s own third-party contractors might misuse your information.
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