Probably the best explanation of Facebook, and the best explanation for why Zuckerberg is such a rich man, came from a Metafilter thread last year: “If you are not paying for it, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold.”

It’s like being at a big party with all your friends but then realizing that the party is really a Pizza Hut focus group. And also, any pictures you take at the party are owned by the focus group forever. Sound fun to you?

Of course all those complaints are peanuts when you begin to think about the real privacy concerns associated with Facebook. To begin with, Facebook owns the data that you upload to the site. In fact, it outright tells you that it gets to use your pictures and videos “royalty-free” on its terms of service page. What’s more, even if you delete your account but you’ve shared your intellectual property with someone else who hasn’tdeleted it, Facebook maintains rights over it.

From GOOD

Full Article HERE

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