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December 03, 2007

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I always been skeptical about the true meaning of Facebook. Now i understand why :-(
Thanks Bruno.

it wouldn't surprise me in the least of foxcorp owned myspace pulled something like this. but for facebook to do it, shocking...

I find it interesting that the folks who made this video and uploaded it had no problem with portions of YouTube's Terms of Use (sorry for the big chunk of text):

"C. For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions. However, by submitting User Submissions to YouTube, you hereby grant YouTube a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the YouTube Website and YouTube's (and its successors' and affiliates') business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the YouTube Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the YouTube Website a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Website, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such User Submissions as permitted through the functionality of the Website and under these Terms of Service. The above licenses granted by you in User Videos terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your User Videos from the YouTube Service. You understand and agree, however, that YouTube may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of User Submissions that have been removed or deleted. The above licenses granted by you in User Comments are perpetual and irrevocable."

Now granted, YouTube doesn't push you to list private information, but I think the present Facebook brouhaha is just that, brouhaha. *Anytime* a person signs up (or even posts, see Typepad/Six Apart's privacy policy, especially "Information Use, Sharing and Disclosure") for a site, they are sharing personal information. The degrees are different, but info is shared just the same.

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