Facebook Backtracks After TOS Outrage

Filed as News on February 18, 2009 2:52 am

The criticism struck home, and now Facebook have backtracked its Terms of Service to the previous version, despite Mark Zuckerberg’s blog post about why they changed it in the first place. Now they’re taking their time to get the terms to where they want them, and invites users to participate in discussions in a Facebook group dedicated to these things. We’ll see where this ends, my guess is that a less aggressive TOS is in store.

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  1. By Tejaswini posted on February 18, 2009 at 4:04 am
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    Does this matter to common users of Facebook. I just feel that very few of them read the TOS.

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  2. By Sven Gali posted on February 18, 2009 at 4:40 am
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    In other words, we royally screwed up, so manually delete everything, and manually delete it now, or in a few weeks, it all belongs to Facebook, forever.

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  3. By Trevor @ SNS Central posted on February 18, 2009 at 6:54 am
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    Tejaswini: Perhaps one good thing to come out of this is that more users actually *will* read ToS!

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