Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Facebook Policy Hoax has Returned!!!

The short story of this article is,  just because Channel 13 was talking about a change in Facebook's privacy policy, it DOES NOT mean you have to share this post.

Better safe than sorry is right. Channel 13 News was just talking about this change in Facebook's privacy policy. Better safe than sorry. As of September 26th , 2015 at 01:16 a.m. Eastern standard time, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, or posts, both past and future. By this statement, I give notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, or take any other action against me based on this profile and/or its contents. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308- 1 1 308-103 and the Rome Statute). NOTE: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates. DO NOT SHARE. You MUST copy and paste.”

The post is actually a hoax. It's a hoax that comes and goes at least once a year.  Snopes.com explains more

By posting a status to your account will do nothing legally regarding your information.  Experts say, if you don't want information posted or shared or used somewhere else on the internet, don't post it at all.  

Keep this in mind the next time you see the status posted.