http://www.j1studios.com/archives/2345 Terms of Service NET303 Policy Primer Susan Appleton
So you’ve been told that you have to get ontoFacebook because that’s where all the latestfamily snaps are!But whilst you prefer email or telephone your GenY kids prefer the immediacy of Facebook!(Westlake, 2008) http://lolbyte.com/lols/top-9-funny-old-people- pictures/
Newspapers are also telling you that once you “get a taste of high-speed access, they often come to rely on the internet as an everyday utility in their lives.” (Madden, 2010)Which is all well and good your thinking, but whatabout privacy issues? You want to know whatyou’re signing up for.
But to get you started here are a few factsfrom Facebook’s Terms of Service or TOC.Facebook likes to promote “openness andtransparency by giving individuals greaterpower to share and connect.” (Facebook 2012)YOU own your information and can share itwith who ever you want too. YOU can alsoremove it and take it anywhere youwant.(Facebook 2012)
Facebook encourage you to read theirStatement of Rights and Responsibilities.They ask you to help them keep Facebooksafe and they don’t guarantee your safety.have a Data Use Policy
Facebook are happy for you to participate asLITTLE or as MUCH as you like.Facebook’s service “should transcendgeographic and national boundaries and beavailable to everyone in the world.”(Facebook 2012)
HOWEVER, whenever you post a photoor video you are AGREEING toFacebook having “a non-exclusive,transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free,worldwide license” to use this content.(Facebook 2012)If and when you delete this content, itwill still show up if you have shared itwith others and will still be there untilTHEYdelete it. (Facebook 2012)
Facebook’s TOS has SAFETY WARNINGS about bullying, spam and other nasty stuff that includes hate speech, nudity, porn and violence. (Facebook 2012)You can’t do any of that stuff andyou can REPORT to Facebook ifyou see anything you deem tobe offensive.
Facebook gets information fromother devices that you use toaccess Facebook e.g. mobilephones.“For example, we may get yourGPS or other location information sowe can tell you if any of your friendsare nearby.” (Facebook 2012)
If you don’t want your age or birth date out there, you can choose not to make it http://funny-pictures-blog.com/2012/07/23/facebook-meme-5/ public.“Your name, profile pictures, cover photos,gender, networks, username and User IDare treated just like information you chooseto make public.” (Facebook 2012)
When you post a comment, photo or video you canchoose to make it public, friends or custom.(Facebook 2012)
www.inblive.in.comIf you don’t want anybody knowing what youthink about an issue, remember that if youCOMMENT on somebody else’s post andthey make it public, EVERYBODY will seeyour comment. (Facebook 2012)
“The real privacy concerns arise when users allow people they do not know and normally would not trust to have access to the personally identifiablehttp://pictures-funny-pictures-the-new-born-almond-by- information they have made available.” Goettke, R., & Christiana, J. (2007)
Facebook also collect data EVERYTIME you interact on Facebook, “suchas when you look at another personstimeline, send or receive a message,search for a friend or a Page, click on,view or otherwise interact with things.”(Facebook 2012)
This makes the privacy andapplication settings an important pageon Facebook.REMEMBER that Facebook do andwill change the settings back to theirDEFAULT mode when they update,so check back regularly.
Once you havejoined Facebookmaybe think about http://www.flickr.com/groups/pets_community/making a family orfriend FacebookGroup. You havecontrol over whosees, comments andviews your content.
The TOC for Groups are the same as yourregular Facebook page and you have controlover who sees the content put on the groupspage depending on whether you make it public orprivate.
Facebook can be a fantastic cheap and easyway to keep up with what’s going on in yourfamilies lives and catching up with people youhaven’t seen in forever!Just remember to keep up to date with thechanges Facebook make to their Terms ofService.
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