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This Is What Happens When People DON’T Read

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Lately everyone’s been freaking out over the Facebook terms of use, and I can’t help but laugh. Reason being is that before you install any of the applications on your Facebook page, it SPECIFICALLY says that you are allowing everything affiliated with that application to have access to all your profile information. It’s like only two sentences and it’s always been there, so I don’t see as to why people are NOW freaking out about it. Facebook also specifically says that it will never use your information or pictures as a means of advertisement to others (whatever you do only shows up only to the friends you’ve accepted). As far as the messaging goes, you have the same format for your emails: even though you may delete your email account, the person you sent your email to still has what you sent them, so that’s not a new concept.

What you guys should really be freaking out about is the terms of use you’ve accepted but haven’t read with your Google, Yahoo, Hotmail, Photobucket, Flikr, etc. accounts because THEY’RE the ones who have access to your personal emails and have the right to delete you at any time and still keep all your personal information (all your emails, photos, etc.) You’ve all agreed to those terms by checking boxes while creating those accounts. I mean, we all skip reading that stuff because it’s long, dry, boring, and somewhat complicated, but it’s there and it’s something you’ve manually accepted and should take a look at once you get a chance.

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Written by Annie

February 19, 2009 at 3:41 pm

12 Responses

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  1. Wooooooow… are you serious???

    John

    February 19, 2009 at 4:17 pm

  2. Shit I never thought about that.

    Peter

    February 19, 2009 at 4:20 pm

  3. Nowadays nothing you use is safe.

    Sara

    February 19, 2009 at 4:23 pm

  4. I know what you’re talking about and I don’t understand why people just now realized it lol.

    Anonymous

    February 19, 2009 at 4:40 pm

  5. Lol I love this article.

    Anonymous

    February 19, 2009 at 5:22 pm

  6. Annie who really gives a shit?

    Anonymous

    February 19, 2009 at 7:07 pm

  7. The people who read it obviously loll. Most of the people on Facebook have been freaking out over it and have been talking to me about it, so I decided to address it generally instead of saying the same thing to 1293729374 individuals. And thanks for the comments =)

    Annie

    February 19, 2009 at 7:13 pm

  8. Hahahaha I love this blog.

    Sam

    February 21, 2009 at 2:53 am

  9. 1. The issue with facebook wasn’t about applications, it was about the terms of service, saying that information is retained on you even after you delete an account.
    2. I am OK with all this stuff. I choose to use various internet services and transmit information over them, of course information on me will be retained long after I’ve deleted an account. The internet didn’t create anything new about privacy, people have just decided to be less private over the internet. They believe because they feel a personal contact with a friend over facebook, they think that they can be less private over facebook. If you used post mail you chance someone looking at it. There’s nothing different about facebook, or flikr or yahoo. Other people get my mail by accident, what steps am I going to take to stop them?

    Amir

    February 22, 2009 at 11:40 pm

  10. I agree. I specified applications because that’s one of the main complaints I saw.

    Annie

    February 23, 2009 at 12:29 am

  11. I just don’t think people think enough about this. They expect privacy to be handed to them.

    Amir

    February 23, 2009 at 12:55 am

  12. Exactly!

    Annie

    February 23, 2009 at 1:40 am


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