Facebook sued over terms of service changes

By Justin
Aug 18, 2009
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  1. If you think it's hard to keep just a small handful of people happy, imagine the monumental work behind keeping 250 million people happy. That's one of the tasks that huge social networking sites face on a daily basis, balancing the needs of tens or hundreds of millions of opinions all at once. Facebook has apparently failed in this, to the point that some users have decided to sue. It doesn't take much thought to stumble upon the reason why: Privacy.

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  2. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,285   +232

    Sorry, to me this is a no-brainer... People are uploading things onto someone else's servers, using someone else's services, and whining about ownership? It's your data only if it's on your own personal locked down network with no portal to the outside world. As soon as you place data on someone else's system, or post it on the internet, you have no way to ensure ownership and/or privacy - it's effectively been dropped into a cyber public domain... Kind of common sense, I would think. If you have something you don't want others to own/copy/use in any way, ummm, maybe you should not put it somewhere that is out of your control?
    You play an MMO, and any character you create is not YOUR property, it's the MMO company's property... Forever... Why? Because you are using their system, so you have to play by their rules. Let's just think of Facebook as a giant social network MMO, and if you are stupid enough to post things you didn't want others to have, too bad you lose - we'll consider it a form of internet Darwinism.
  3. Twister123

    Twister123 Newcomer, in training Posts: 219

    I'm glad to see any company rupert murdock owns being sued , pity sean hannity or bill o'reilly weren't sued for mass BSing , Fox news apparently there current slogan is fair and balanced , hilarious.
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