Image Source: Web Pro News

BY KERRY LEARY

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

Confused by all of your Facebook friends’ statuses over privacy on your timeline? It’s a hoax. A writer for The Clarion Ledger notes the phony status began circulating after Facebook released its latest privacy guidelines.

“Facebook privacy has been an ongoing conversation topic in recent years as the social network evolved and added new features. Recent chatter suggests Facebook’s transition to a publicly traded company will put users and their information at risk.”

Web Pro News reports: The fake privacy notice claims that by posting it, users are ‘declaring copyright…to all of [their] personal details, illustrations, graphics, comics, photos, and videos.’ It’s fake, of course, because it’s simply not true. Nothing you say as a Facebook status can affect Facebook’s current policies.”

And a writer for Gizmodo says, if you’re concerned about your privacy rights on the social media site, there’s only one solution.

“Really though, you signed up for Facebook and anything you post on Facebook is basically well, Facebook's. You've agreed to the terms of service, and have been asked to continually agree to them as they've changed and evolved … So if you don't like it, don't use Facebook. Or delete the things you don't want Facebook's grubby little [mitts] all over.”

Facebook Privacy Status Hoax Circulates

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Nov 26, 2012

Facebook Privacy Status Hoax Circulates

Image Source: Web Pro News

BY KERRY LEARY

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

Confused by all of your Facebook friends’ statuses over privacy on your timeline? It’s a hoax. A writer for The Clarion Ledger notes the phony status began circulating after Facebook released its latest privacy guidelines.

“Facebook privacy has been an ongoing conversation topic in recent years as the social network evolved and added new features. Recent chatter suggests Facebook’s transition to a publicly traded company will put users and their information at risk.”

Web Pro News reports: The fake privacy notice claims that by posting it, users are ‘declaring copyright…to all of [their] personal details, illustrations, graphics, comics, photos, and videos.’ It’s fake, of course, because it’s simply not true. Nothing you say as a Facebook status can affect Facebook’s current policies.”

And a writer for Gizmodo says, if you’re concerned about your privacy rights on the social media site, there’s only one solution.

“Really though, you signed up for Facebook and anything you post on Facebook is basically well, Facebook's. You've agreed to the terms of service, and have been asked to continually agree to them as they've changed and evolved … So if you don't like it, don't use Facebook. Or delete the things you don't want Facebook's grubby little [mitts] all over.”

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