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Facebook To Overhaul Data Use Policy 216

dryriver writes "The new Facebook advertising policy: 'Our goal is to deliver advertising and other commercial or sponsored content that is valuable to our users and advertisers. In order to help us do that, you agree to the following: You give us permission to use your name, profile picture, content, and information in connection with commercial, sponsored, or related content (such as a brand you like) served or enhanced by us. This means, for example, that you permit a business or other entity to pay us to display your name and/or profile picture with your content or information, without any compensation to you. If you have selected a specific audience for your content or information, we will respect your choice when we use it.' — Facebook also made it clear that the company can use photo recognition software to correctly identify people on the network. It said: 'We are able to suggest that your friend tag you in a picture by scanning and comparing your friend's pictures to information we've put together from your profile pictures and the other photos in which you've been tagged.' — It [Facebook] said it was also clarifying that some of that information reveals details about the device itself such as an IP address, operating system or – surprisingly – a mobile phone number. The Register has asked Facebook to clarify this point as it's not clear from the revised policy wording if a mobile number is scooped up without an individual's knowledge or as a result of it being previously submitted by that person to access some of the company's services. Importantly, Facebookers are not required to cough up their mobile phone number upon registering with the service. At time of writing, Facebook was yet to respond with comment."
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Facebook To Overhaul Data Use Policy

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  • Re:ha! (Score:4, Funny)

    by Dcnjoe60 (682885) on Sunday September 01, 2013 @11:28PM (#44735487)

    Hi, Mark Fucking Zuckerberg here. I own you're fucking asses, you pathetic like pukes. If I want to sell your left fucking kidney, I can do it because I'm Mark Fucking Zuckerberg and you're pathetic addicts.

    No, he can't do that because it would be a HIPAA violation, but just about anything else would be correct.

  • by davester666 (731373) on Monday September 02, 2013 @01:32AM (#44736099) Journal

    What a huge surprise.

    Their existing data use policy is too restrictive.

    It would be simpler to just have:

    We promise not to use your data in the following ways:

  • Re:Thanks (Score:5, Funny)

    by SGT CAPSLOCK (2895395) on Monday September 02, 2013 @02:43AM (#44736469)

    It's sadly the case...

    One of my friends has a wife who decided it'd be cute to post pictures of me on her Facebook account despite my telling her plainly that I didn't want that to happen. I got the pleasure of sitting and watching her do it, and giggle about it throughout my protests.

    Nothing can be done to stop it. It's not like I'm going to steal her camera and delete her pictures. So, I'm in their system, despite being really well known as the paranoid "they're out to get me" guy to pretty much everyone who knows me.

    No matter how careful we are individually, the ignorance of others certainly can affect us strongly these days...

  • Re:Thanks (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 02, 2013 @08:15AM (#44737725)

    So, I'm in their system, despite being really well known as the paranoid "they're out to get me" guy to pretty much everyone who knows me.

    FWIW, I am similar to you, being well known among my friends as someone who doesn't want to share his personal details with Facebook. I feel sufficiently strongly about this that in the situation you described I would have made it very clear to my "friend" and his wife that I would no longer consider them friends if they thought it was funny to violate my privacy in that way,

    Empty threat. You cannot unfriend them without a Facebook account.

  • by Jeremiah Cornelius (137) on Monday September 02, 2013 @11:20AM (#44738773) Homepage Journal

    I have, for years, been WRONG!

    My Slashdot replies have been unwittingly posted in a masturbation forum called "Point Stroke".

    It seems to have been taken over by armchair satirists and political screed-writers.

    Oh, What? That is Slashdot? You don't say!

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