Beware Facebook users: A "privacy notice" that’s been spreading on Facebook is a fake.
After Facebook posted its new privacy guidelines, the fake notice starting being distributed across the Internet. The social media website announced last week it would allow users to comment on future changes to its policies, but no longer allow them to vote on the changes.
The text of the notice that users are spreading around Facebook as a protest states: “In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, graphics, comics, paintings, photos and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berner Convention). For commercial use of the above my written consent is needed at all times!”
But tech website Mashable.com notes that Facebook users are still bound to the same terms and conditions that they accepted when they sign up for the service. Posting a disclaimer on a Facebook page does not legally change anything.
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