Facebook Backs Down On Terms Of Service Change

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Facebook has backed down on changing its terms of use. That's after tens of thousands of its users pressured the company. The social networking site had changed its policy to say that it could keep copies of the content you post, even if you close your account. After the uproar, officials say they can not claim rights to your material.

Facebook Privacy Officer Chris Kelly says, "We wanted to be very, very clear with users about how important their trust is to us and roll back to the old version of the terms of service. which we did last night."

Officials say they will rewrite their terms of service to make it easier to understand. They also warn customers that even though the company can't keep copies of your content, the same doesn't hold true for the friends you share your information with online.
Written by: Simone Baldassarri Wednesday, 18 February 2009 00:00 Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2009 03:24


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