Facebook drops controversial terms

Facebook has dumped a recent amendment to their terms after users around the globe threatened to walk from the website in droves.

Facebook has dumped a recent amendment to their terms after users around the globe threatened to walk from the website in droves.

The new terms, which were introduced earlier this month gave the social networking site complete control over the use of any content uploaded by users in perpetuity. According to a report in The Consumerist – “Anything you upload to Facebook can be used by Facebook in any way they deem fit, forever, no matter what you do later,”

Facebook has since backed off from the amendment, reverting to previous policy after being inundated by thousands of users complaining of the change.

Addresing the issue on his blog, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wrote:
“Over the past couple of days, we received a lot of questions and comments about the changes and what they mean for people and their information. Based on this feedback, we have decided to return to our previous terms of use while we resolve the issues that people have raised.”



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