Facebook licenses itself to use your personal details forever

February 17th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, February 17 (ANI): Social-networking giant Facebook revised its user Terms of Service (TOS) without much noise on February 4, according to the Consumerist blog.

It was revealed that the free-access website could now use its members photos, scribblings and status updates if it wanted to promote itself or create or sell advertisements even after their accounts had been deleted.

The site declared that though the ownership remained with the users, yet it contained an everlasting license to use anything posted on its pages, which is stored in its archives, and at any time.

Fox News reported, theoretically, it can even license a picture of your kids for use in a third party’’s ad campaign.

“I”m done with Facebook,” declared blogger Ed Champion after learning about the TOS changes.

A spokesperson for the network told the Chicago Tribune that a response to Consumerist’’s posting could be expected soon. (ANI)

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