Facebook Proposed New Data Use PolicyAdded: Monday, December 3rd, 2012
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Last week the largest social network in the world announced its proposal for new Data Use Policy. More than 3 years ago, the company introduced a voting system, which enabled users to vote on data usage and privacy policies. While the first vote allowed the network members to vote for the proposal, the second one took place this past June. Actually, the results were surprising: only .038% of the users wanted to get involved.
In the meantime, the third and – most likely – final vote is still to come. The policy changes would allow the company to make further changes without informing the users. While those .038% that voted may be unhappy with such result, Facebook has an explanation to this. The giant points out that the things aren’t that easily explained: the matter is that before introducing any changes, the company’s threshold is of 30%, which is a rather high number taking into account its unprecedented user base.
Moreover, lots of the users are not even aware of how their personal information is being used. For instance, Facebook is entitled to a non-exclusive license to use any IP content the users posted as long as it is hosted on its servers, i.e., until it is deleted from everywhere on Facebook. The suggested changes have already received over 12.000 comments, all pointing to disagreement, but this number is obviously far from the 30%. This dangerous line is about to be crossed, particularly given that the policies of the network are closely “monitored” by both the government and privacy interest outfits. Everyone is pointing out that the implications on over a billion people might be catastrophic. Users are wondering why Facebook couldn’t insert the post about voting onto everybody’s wall if it wanted people to vote. At least, they could make it an advertisement or a splash screen when logging in – this is very easy to do for such a giant, which does whatever it wants to its own website. The experts come to a conclusion that Facebook simply doesn’t really care. In other words, the democracy theater was only a way to show the members apathy for something that lots of people probably didn’t even know or care about in order to eventually “strip” said privilege later.
December 3rd,2012Posted by:
Monday, December 3rd, 2012
|posted by (2012-12-03 13:48:24)|
|well some one should take them to court for misuse of info|
you see all the picture and music company's doing this so whats good for the goose is good for the gander ( were`s the government when you need your rights looked after)well we hear in the EU have a chance to have our info looked after by the EU parliament they do stand up for our right`s not the UK government they are rubbish
|posted by (2012-12-03 14:07:01)|
|All Facepalm users deserve what is coming to them. Lovely!|
Can't wait for the day the founder of such a stupid idea gets a small piece of lead covered in copper ... lodged in his head. Maybe then the world will wake up from their Facebook dream.
|posted by (2012-12-03 16:19:37)|
|The healing process is long, instant and forgiving.|
We'll never see it in this life.
Where are the so called promise of misused taken things in Captial Punishment scenarios, is that your area SKIDROW ? You banned ?
Take your little sporty Mayflower and pick us all up.
Else I'm counting the rocks
you collect only left behind.
|"The experts come to a conclusion that Facebook simply doesn’t really care." Doesn't this say it all??|
If you are stooopid enough to post all your personal & private information on F*ckbook for the world to see you've earned all the pain & suffering that follows your mindless action.
|It's all about the money and world domination for facebook. They will sell everyones personal details to anyone with money.|
|haha my details are all bogus on FB anyways,I am Edward Teach`s younger brother,YaaaaR !!!||
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