“…If you do not post such a statement once, then you are indirectly allowing public use of items such as your photos and the information contained in your status updates.
PRIVACY NOTICE: Warning – any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the United States Federal Government also using or monitoring/using this website or any …”
3. Critical Thinking Required. Last but not least, always think twice before sharing or posting any information from an unknown source. In this instance, the provided “privacy notice” seems harmless enough (albeit incorrect) but it could just have easily contained some type of malware.
Upcoming Revisions To Be Voted Upon!
In an ironic turn of events, Facebook is currently proposing several revisions to the State of Rights and Responsibilities, Data Use policy and other related issues…and in the most social manner possible; by putting it to a vote. If you haven’t heard about this, don’t worry…most people haven’t…apparently the somewhat erroneous message provided above has taken a great deal of users attention away from the more meaningful issue. However, this is an opportunity to help shape the future of Facebook but only if you take the time to vote. Users have until Friday June 8th to review the newly proposed terms and place a vote. Among the more interesting modifications, the following are likely to have the greatest impact on small business owners and individuals alike:
- Clarifying terminology of “hateful content” to “hate speech”. What will this entail? Details aren’t yet clear but be sure to keep an eye out for future articles for more information. Other terminology updates are mostly designed to reflect updates to site function such as the use of Timelines versus profile or post versus story.
- Gender and cover photo’s are permanently public as well as profile picture. Those that are uncomfortable with these being public property will need to delete each.
- Advertising changes. New advertiser campaigns will be retained for 6 months, personalized advertisements will include more information to enhance impact and mobile marketing uses will be rolled out in phases. Information shared with an advertiser, other user etc will be synced and shared between devices, sites and applications.