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Facebook Does Another Face Plant

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faceplantsmBBC: The founder of Facebook says the social network will return to its previous terms of service regarding user data.

In a blog post Mark Zuckerberg said the move was temporary “while we resolve the issues that people have raised”.

Users had complained after new terms of service seemed to suggest Facebook would retain personal data even if someone deleted their account.

Originally defending the changes, Mr Zuckerberg had said it was to better reflect how people used the site.

bspcommentFacebook continues to struggle with how they are going to monetize their user base without selling out their users. Of course “quietly” changing the Terms of Service on a site with over 150 million users without announcing it is just plain STUPID. Which leads me to the important point in this story. Why would anyone trust a company like Facebook when they don’t respect their usrs enough to tell them upfront in clear, plain english (or language of choice) that they want to own everything you post on Facebook.

Written by mattliving

February 18, 2009 at 1:52 pm

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