There is a bunch of legalese that people are posting on Facebook to counter their new "change in privacy" policy. Will this really protect you?  

Here's the legal gobbledygook that you are supposed to put on your page to protect you:

 As of January 3rd, 2015 at 2:41pm. Eastern standard time, I do not give Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, or posts, both past and future. By this statement, I give notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, or take any other action against me based on this profile and/or its contents. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308-1 1 308-103 and the Rome Statue).NOTE: facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you do prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates. Do NOT SHARE. YOU MUST copy and paste


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Bla bla bla, right?   Well, I've been doing some digging here, and found Facebook's response to this. I now quote via

There is a rumor circulating that Facebook is making a change related to ownership of users' information or the content they post to the site. This is false. Anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and information they post, as stated in our terms. They control how that content and information is shared. That is our policy, and it always has been. Click here to learn more:



Does their retort put this issue to bed for you?  For my money - I'm posting it anyway.  Can't hurt, right?  Watch - I'll start getting pop-up ads trying to sell me legal services!


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