TERM OF SEVICE (TOS) BY LKW TingFacebook Policy Primer - TOS by LKW Ting is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-N...
About FacebookFacebook mission is to empower people to share, be connected and make the world more open.Everyday million...
POLICY OVERVIEW “We love your comments, but please be respectful of others. We reserve the    right to delete profane, ha...
SIGN UP! IT’S                                                          REE“By Clicking “sign up” you agreeto our Terms an...
SIGN UP PAGE Read before you sign! Below is an “extract” of the Facebook “sign up” page,the set up would easily deter/ca...
Overview of the Term of Service (TOS) The TOS stipulates the relationship between Facebook, its  members and visitors to ...
HOW TO SET PRIVACY SETTING It is therefore very important to know how to set the privacy setting on  Facebook in order to...
PRIVACY SETTINGS &                                                            RIENDS LISTS   There are three settings to ...
 You are responsible for the security of your data. Be aware  of the danger of posting your phone number, address,  varie...
OWNERSHIP OF CONTENT You own the content that you uploaded but......   A word of caution. By signing up you grant non exc...
ACEBOOK ADS THE $ SPINNER Ever thought about how Facebook makes money to subsidize its users?  On 11 October 2012, this l...
facebook                                   CONCLUSION    There are flaws in the Facebook Policy and TOS. Personal informa...
REFERENCESConstine, J. (December 20, 2011). Facebook Sponsored Story Ads To Appear in The News Feeds.Retrieved from:http:/...
REFERENCE CON’TDLyon, D. (2002) Everyday Surveillance: Personal Data and Social Classification, Information,Communication,...
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The presentation is about the Facebook Policy Primer – the Term of Service (TOS). The presentation comprised of the introduction of Facebook free service. The importance of the management of privacy and induction on privacy setting and accounting setting and how to set these settings. Overview of the policy and TOS. Security of data and management of data. Why it is important to read policy and TOS before signing up. Commodification of personal data and sale of users’ information to advertisers to fund for Facebook’s free service. How Facebook ads works. Pros and cons and flaws of Policy and TOS. Conclusion and References.

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  • Hi Lesley, throughout all the Facebook policy primers, this year, there seems to be a general consensus on the amount of Facebook users unaware of the backend usage of their personal information, blinded by the fun and interactional opportunities of Facebook's frontend. Individuals who are unaware that the information they are providing through their various interactions are also providing valuable income and control to other companies (not just Facebook), so much so the Australian Federal Government now finds our information a useful tool (Butt & Cook, 2012). The price of free speech!

    I strongly agree with your closing paragraph (page 12) of your policy primer and responsive comments made by Prasanth Kandeepan (http://www.slideshare.net/prasanthkandeepan/facebook-policy-primer-by-prasanth-kandeepan) as to his own Facebook policy primer; you do give up your content, once published (also from Scott & Ballis, 2011). It has become increasingly difficult to separate the private from the public domain as stated in Introna, 1997, “once some digital ‘print’ is published on cyberspace, I lose control over it”. I also strongly agree with the comment you included, made by Goettke and Christiana (2007) that today’s privacy problems stem from the lack of concern of users.

    And yet the question does remain, as to what extent is all this sharing of free more personal information throughout our network connections, for the free connectionable services and applications of Facebook, on just how is this beneficial to us consumers? As I responded to a comment made by Trevor (http://www.slideshare.net/themacs60) on my own policy primer; “with privacy boundaries now more transparent than ever before” online users need to become more aware of ‘what’ they are revealing and by what means they are doing this; generally the individual responsibilities and understandings of having an online profile.

    References:
    Butt, C & Cook, H, 2012; Internet privacy a major worry for readers; http://www.yasstribune.com.au/story/345656/internet-privacy-a-major-worry-for-readers/
    Goettke, R & Christiana, J, 2007; Privacy and Online Social Networking Websites; http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/cs199r/fp/RichJoe.pdf
    Introna, L, 1997; Privacy and the Computer: Why we need privacy in the information society; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.dbgw.lis.curtin.edu.au/doi/10.1111/1467-9973.00055/pdf
    Scott, V & Ballis, K, 2011; What are your rights on Facebook?; http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/what-are-your-rights-on-facebook-20110525-1f3hv.html
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  • Michelle,



    Thanks for your comment. I noted (Kandeepan, 2012) stated children under age 13 can sign. While mine Ting, (2012), Facebook Policy Primer – Term of Use, Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/lkwting/facebook-policy-primer-term-of-use-tos-by-lkw-ting-net303a2klw-ting , clearly stated that ONLY 'children age 13 can sign'. This information is extracted from Facebook: Statement of Rights and Responsibilities Retrieved from: http://www.facebook.com/legal/terms under the heading ‘Registration and Account Safety” Item 5, where it stated very clearly 'You will not use Facebook if you are under 13.' which is similar to my presentation that 'Children age 13 can sign'. No mention was made in my presentation that children need to be over 13 years to be able to sign except they have to be 13 years. Hopefully the above clarification would resolve the discrepancies between (Ting, 2012) and (Kandeepan, 2012) and your comment. I believe given the age profile it is important not to misquote the age given it concerns children permitted age of access to Facebook. Your suggestion about providing a birth certificate number as verification is a good idea with the exception that the information provided is secure given any information uploaded cannot be 100% secure. I believe further research on this aspect is required. I personally believe age 13 is too young given some of the information posted on Facebook, hence my passion in doing a presentation on Privacy and how user should know how to set their privacy setting (with illustrations). As you mentioned 'Goettke and Christiana ..... in that this lack of privacy concern is a result from a minimal percentage of users changes the highly permeable privacy preferences” that are set as a default for these social networking sites (Goettke, & Christiana, 2007, p.2)”. Your input on users age range 12-29 are the heaviest users is interesting to note. Thank you for your input.



    Regards, Lesley Ting



    Reference:



    Facebook, (June 8, 2012a). Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. Retrieved from: http://www.facebook.com/legal/terms



    Goettke, R., And Christiana, J. (May 14, 2007). Privacy and Online Social Networking Websites. Computer Science 199r: Special Topics in Computer Science Computation and Society: Privacy and Technology. Retrieved from: http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/cs199r/fp/RichJoe.pdf



    Kandeepan, P. (2012). Facebook Policy Primer, Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/prasanthkandeepan/facebook-policy-primer-by-prasanth-



    Ting, L. (2012). Facebook Policy Primer – Term of Use, Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/lkwting/facebook-policy-primer-term-of-use-tos-by-lkw-ting-net303a2klw-ting
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  • Hi Lesley,

    Thank you for choosing Facebook as your primer. I like many other members I’m sure, failed to read the Terms when I joined up. As stated in your slides, “everyday millions of people share their information […]”, it is shown that today Facebook now has over 11 million users in Australia alone (social bakers, 2012). With staggering numbers like these, I believe it should be better policed when it comes to signing up and agreeing to their terms. Perhaps a short quiz before becoming a member could ensure the user has in fact read the terms? It was interesting to read that most users of social media show a lack of concern or awareness when it comes to privacy settings (Goettke & Christiana, 2007), it was great to see that you included where the privacy settings can be located and how to change these settings to suit user preferences. Goettke and Christiana cite Gross and Acquisiti’s explanation, in that this lack of privacy concern is a result from “a minimal percentage of users change the highly permeable privacy preferences” that are set as a default for these social networking sites (Goettke, & Christiana, 2007, p.2). “New information and communication technologies offer great benefits to our society, but at the same time they threaten our sense of privacy and security” (Cho, et al, 2010, p. 987).

    When comparing your Primer to that of Prasanth Kandeepan’s, it was interesting to read your argument on children needing to be over the age of 13 before signing up. In Prasanth’s primer he states, “Facebook allow kids under 13 to create an account under parental supervision” (Kandeepan, 2012). Your comment stating ‘No verification is required’ is definitely something, I believe, that needs to be addressed. I think a verification process should be put into place. Perhaps a birth certificate number should be provided or something similar? As Tancer, (2007) states, cited by Mazur and Richards, (2011), “Social networking is the most popular online activity for 18 to 24-year-olds, who, as researched by Salmond & Purcell (2011), including persons ages 12 to 29, are its heaviest users”.

    I’d like to also thank you for your information in relation to Facebook’s blog, Twitter and YouTube sites. I had no idea!

    References

    Cho, H., Lee, Jae-Shin., & Chung, S. (2010). Optimistic bias about online privacy risks: Testing the moderating effects of perceived controllability and prior experience. Computers in Human Behaviour, Retrieved from http://ac.els-cdn.com.dbgw.lis.curtin.edu.au/S0747563210000373/1-s2.0-S0747563210000373-main.pdf?_tid=fafee47c-23e3-11e2-b305-00000aacb35d&acdnat=1351747465_d65571aa9e7d4e5923c37cafa2dcae52

    Goettke, R., & Christiana, J. (2007). Privacy and Online Social Networking Websites, Computer Science 199r: Special Topics in Computer Science Computation and Society: Privacy and Technology. Retrieved from http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/cs199r/fp/RichJoe.pdf

    Kandeepan, P. (2012). Facebook Policy Primer, Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/prasanthkandeepan/facebook-policy-primer-by-prasanth-kandeepan

    Muzur, E., & Richards, L. (2011). Adolescents’ and emerging adults’ social networking online: Homophily or diversity? Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 32, pp. 180-188. Retrieved from http://ac.els-cdn.com.dbgw.lis.curtin.edu.au/S019339731100044X/1-s2.0-S019339731100044X-main.pdf?_tid=6d9814d2-23d4-11e2-a9e8-00000aacb362&acdnat=1351740785_6db1a957e7d1b0ce203e8fe4a86cefb6

    Salmond, K., & Purcell, K. (2011, February 9). Trend in teen communication and social media use: What's really going on here? Pew Internet & American Life Project, Retrieved from http://pewinternet.org

    Social bakers. (2012). Australia Facebook Statistics, Accessed November 1, 2012. Retrieved from http://www.socialbakers.com/facebook-statistics/australia

    Tancer, B. (2007, October 31). Facebook: More popular than porn. Time. Retrieved from http://www.time.com

    Ting, L. (2012). Facebook Policy Primer – Term of Use, Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/lkwting/facebook-policy-primer-term-of-use-tos-by-lkw-ting-net303a2klw-ting
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    1. 1. TERM OF SEVICE (TOS) BY LKW TingFacebook Policy Primer - TOS by LKW Ting is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Net303_A2_LKW Ting. 15357335. Curtin University of Technology
    2. 2. About FacebookFacebook mission is to empower people to share, be connected and make the world more open.Everyday millions of people share their information, links, upload unlimited photos and videos and make friends and learn about their friends.Members can also be connected @: http://blog.facebook.com/ Follow Facebook on Twitter: @facebook Subscribe to more video at: http://www.youtube.com/facebookFacebook Icon by LKW Ting; Information : Facebook.com :http://www.facebook.com/,
    3. 3. POLICY OVERVIEW “We love your comments, but please be respectful of others. We reserve the right to delete profane, harassing, abusive and spam comments and to block repeat offenders” Sounds great users are protected by the above policy. Really? But... users are encouraged to report any abuse online. Your help is required to make it safe. Is there enough surveillance by Facebook? No. Facebook cannot always guarantee your safety. Children age 13 years can sign up. Is parental permission required? No verification required. No mentioned of how children’s age can be verified. Parents! be vigilant Get educated in computing – join your children’s Facebook site and you can monitor your children’s safety and activity. In Patchin and Hinduja (2006), electronic/online bullies are virtually anonymous and is “embolden” by using electronic key board or pad to satisfy their bullying activities. Parents lacks supervision due to their ignorance in computing. Therefore kids are not concerned about probing parents over their bullying activities.Facebook Icon By LKW Ting., Facebook.com www.facebook.com/, Patchin and Hinduja (2006),
    4. 4. SIGN UP! IT’S REE“By Clicking “sign up” you agreeto our Terms and that you have read ourData Use Policy including our Cookie use”You are required to provide mandatory information likeyour real name, birthday, gender, email and create apassword when you register.You are permitted one account, not to use other’s accountor identity, share password, not to participate in unlawfulmarketing scheme or not to use trademark or people’sintellectual properties. How many actually view or read Facebook Terms and DataUse Policy before you sign? SIGN UPDON’T GET enticed by the “sign up for free” service whichdrive you to sign up due to the fear that if you don’t givepersonal information you are unable to join. Picture from Microsoft Clipart, Information from: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ http://www.facebook.com , http://www.facebook.com/legal/terms , Facebook Icon by LKW Ting
    5. 5. SIGN UP PAGE Read before you sign! Below is an “extract” of the Facebook “sign up” page,the set up would easily deter/cause users to omit readingthe lengthy small print Terms and Data Use Policy. “By Clicking sign up, you agree to our Terms and that you have read our Data Use Policy including our Cookie use” Sign Up Page extracted from: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ Facebook Icon by LKW Ting
    6. 6. Overview of the Term of Service (TOS) The TOS stipulates the relationship between Facebook, its members and visitors to the site. Privacy of members is important to Facebook and alert members to its Data Use Policy and how Facebook use your information are in small print, Don’t be deterred by the small print. Make sure you take time to read the TOS and policy before you sign up. It is important you understand how you should manage your privacy setting to ensure safety of your data and prevent the myriad of cyber crimes. Privacy problems stemmed from the lack of concern of users and not having a sense of privacy and is unaware of large number of people who could view the unsafe information upload to the website and the implications of information being viewed (Goettke and Christiana, 2007). Reference: Facebook TOS ; Facebook Data Use Policy Goettke & Christina, 2007
    7. 7. HOW TO SET PRIVACY SETTING It is therefore very important to know how to set the privacy setting on Facebook in order to secure your data online. The privacy setting is accessed from the right hand corner of the “home page” see illustration below: CLICK ON DOWN ARROW Extract from my Facebook page, privacy settings , http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/settings/?tab=privacy Facebook Icon- by LKW Ting
    8. 8. PRIVACY SETTINGS & RIENDS LISTS There are three settings to choose who you share your information with (public, friends and custom) as illustrated below and is accessed from the drop down arrow (previous slide). It is important to make the right choice to protect your privacy and your data to prevent undesirable access which may lead to cyber crime like (but not limited to) cyber bullying, stalking, sex related crime, identity theft, harassment, violence and hate speech, paedophilia, spam, abuse. You can choose what you want to show and to whom by working on the privacy setting page, create friends lists and choose “customized (Driscoll, 2009). Lists of friends can be categorized into Real Friends (offline), Work Friends, Online Friends and Family. The lists assist in who you choose to show your information, photos, videos etc (Driscoll, 2009). Public Custom Friends Extract from my Facebook page; privacy settings , www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/settings/?tab=privacy Icons (public, friends, custom )– Microsoft Clipart, Facebook Icon by LKW Ting, Driscoll, 2009
    9. 9.  You are responsible for the security of your data. Be aware of the danger of posting your phone number, address, varied information to friends. Make sure you know who you share your information with. You can secure your data by locking it and limit sharing your personal information by: Step 1 - Click on the Account Setting on the drop down menu on top right hand of the home page, here you swap your password with a numeric one. Step 2 - You can delete your maiden and middle name. Step 3 – Click on Networks tab ensure you are happy with your sharing setting i.e. for any networks you may have joined or may not required to join – remove them. You may wish to unlink your Twitter, blogs or other social networks platform. (Hattersley, 2010). Facebook Icon by LKW Ting, Lock Image from Clipart , Hattersley (2010)
    10. 10. OWNERSHIP OF CONTENT You own the content that you uploaded but...... A word of caution. By signing up you grant non exclusive irrevocable, perpetual right to Facebook to transfer, sub-licensable, royalty free and global licence to use your content or in conjunction with Facebook (IP Licence) even after you terminate Facebook service. Facebook can reformat, remix, create derivative work, modify, transmit, share your website link, sell your content including images and information to advertisers for commercial purpose even after you delete your content Facebook and anyone and everyone can continue to use it. It means Facebook can pass information to 3rd party. While your IP Licence is terminated when you delete Facebook service, a backup copy of user content is held and archived by Facebook indefinitely. You will not be compensated for your work (Shroeder, 2009). Facebook change its TOS without having to inform the users (Ostrow, 2009) Reference: http://www.facebook.com/legal/terms and http://mashable.com/2009/02/16/facebook-tos-privacy/ (Ostrow, 2009) (Shroeder, 2009) ; Facebook Icon – by LKW Ting
    11. 11. ACEBOOK ADS THE $ SPINNER Ever thought about how Facebook makes money to subsidize its users? On 11 October 2012, this link http://www.facebook.com/about/ads/ was provided for users to read about its ads. According to Ami the production manager of Facebook, it costs Facebook 1 billion to provide users the free service. To recoup the cost they introduce ads to raise fund but don’t give personal information to advertisers only relevant ads were shown to the right audience. R e a l l y? My Take is nothing is free, Your privacy is at stake! Advertisers directing ads to relevant audience means Facebook is providing personal information for advertisers to target the right audience. It may be of no concern to some but it has caused concern to others about privacy. Facebook most talked-about is the “sponsored stories” with ads appearing along “organic social content” in the popular news feeds which is the “holy grail of advertisers” (Constine, 2011). No matter what one thinks about ads, according to Tech-Crunch nobody can opt out of not seeing them (Vega, 2012). Information: Facebook Icon by LKW Ting (Constine, 2011) (Vega, 2-12)
    12. 12. facebook CONCLUSION  There are flaws in the Facebook Policy and TOS. Personal information must be provided when you sign up. These information is sold as commodity to advertisers. Your personal data is your trade-ins for “free service”.  According to media theorist and writer Douglas Rushkoff, “You are Facebook’s product, not customer.” So....if you are not paying to use Facebook you are the product, Facebook is selling your data to the advertisers (Solon, 2011).  Read theTOS and Policy before you sign and learn how to set your privacy setting and manage the security of your data.  Users are generally unaware of privacy setting or insufficient default privacy setting on website and users are unaware of privacy concerns (Goettke and Christiana, 2007).  By signing up you gave up your content and rights exclusively, irrevocable, perpetually to Facebook your data to remix, royalty free, global licence, sub-licence and for 3rd party use and for archiving indefinitely even after you terminate the service. Nothing is Free!. Read TOS and Policy before you sign. Facebook Icons by LKW Ting, (Solon, 2011)
    13. 13. REFERENCESConstine, J. (December 20, 2011). Facebook Sponsored Story Ads To Appear in The News Feeds.Retrieved from:http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/20/sponsored-stories-news-feed/Driscoll, A. (April 29, 2009). Facebook Fail: How to Use Facebook Privacy Setting and Avoid Disaster.Retrieved from: http://mashable.com/2009/04/28/facebook-privacy-settings/Facebook (2012) . Privacy Setting Page. Retrieved from:http://www.facebook.com/groups/274826795952852/#!/settings/?tab=privacyFacebook, (2012). LKW Ting Home Page – Privacy settings. Retrieved from:ttp://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/settings/?tab=privacyFacebook, (2012). About Ads. Retrieved from: http://www.facebook.com/about/ads/Facebook, (June 8, 2012). Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. Retrieved from:http://www.facebook.com/legal/termsFacebook. (June 8, 2012). Data Use Policy. Retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacyGoettke, R., And Christiana, J. (May 14, 2007). Privacy and Online Social Networking Websites. ComputerScience 199r: Special Topics in Computer Science Computation and Society: Privacy and Technology.Retrieved from: http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/cs199r/fp/RichJoe.pdfHattersley, R. (April 24, 2010). Facebook Safety: A Primer. Retrieved from:http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/22/facebook-gives-users-a-primer-on-ads/
    14. 14. REFERENCE CON’TDLyon, D. (2002) Everyday Surveillance: Personal Data and Social Classification, Information,Communication, and Society, 5(1).Available: http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/cyberspace/lyon_ics.pdfOstrow, A. (February 16, 2009). Facebook Responds to Concerns over Terms of Services. Retrievedfrom: http://mashable.com/2009/02/16/facebook-tos-response/Patchin, J., & Hinduja, S. (2006). Bullies Move Beyond the Schoolyard. Youth Violence and JuvenileJustice, 4(2). Retrieved from: the Curtin Library Database.Schroder, S. (February 20, 2009). Facebook: All Your Stuff is Ours, Even if You Quit. Retrieved from:http://mashable.com/2009/02/16/facebook-tos-privacy/Solon, O. (September 21, 2011). You are Facbook’s Product, Not Customer. Retrieved from:http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-09/21/doug-rushkoff-hello-etsyVega, L. (2012). Facebook Gives Users a Primer on Ads. New York Times. Retrieved from:http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/20/sponsored-stories-news-feed/Resources:Ting, LKW. (2012). Designed All Facebook Icons, and photos of keys by LKW TingMicrosoft. (2012). Power Point Template.Microsoft Clipart, (2012). Image of Lock and Sign Up Image

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