Why Read This?
The Terms of Use for Facebook are accessed through
quite a long and complex document.
This presentation out...
Terms of Use in a Nutshell
 You own all content you post on Facebook, and you can
control who has access to it.
 However...
 You agree not to bully, harass, or intimidate other
users.
 You agree not post content that is hateful, threatening,
po...
 You understand that advertising on Facebook is not
always identified as such.
 Facebook retain the right to terminate y...
Hey That's My Photo!
 Most users would not be aware that they grant
Facebook unlimited license on the photos they post.
...
That’s An Ad?
 Advertising on Facebook is not always identified as
such.
 This can lead to users inadvertently granting
...
Child Safety
 Whilst Facebook states users are not to post false
personal information, there are no real identity
checks....
Bullies Are Cowards
 The ability to post false profiles also promotes cyber
bullying.
 Cyber bullies thrive in hidden id...
Safety First
 Setting up the right privacy and security settings can
help deter the aforementioned issues (Cheng, 2009).
...
Didn’t I Delete That?
 Finally if you take the decision to delete your Facebook
account, or if Facebook makes that decisi...
References
 BBC News. (2009). Facebook ‘withdraws’ data changes. Retrieved September 22, 2009, from
http://news.bbc.co.uk...
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It explores Facebook's Terms of Use in a simple and informative manner.
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Facebook: Terms of Use, Explained & Explored

  1. 1. Why Read This? The Terms of Use for Facebook are accessed through quite a long and complex document. This presentation outlines those terms in a simpler format. These terms are then further explored, highlighting possible implications for you, the user.
  2. 2. Terms of Use in a Nutshell  You own all content you post on Facebook, and you can control who has access to it.  However you also grant Facebook unlimited licence to use your content, whilst your account is active.  You will not provide any false personal information.  You will not use Facebook if you are under 13.
  3. 3.  You agree not to bully, harass, or intimidate other users.  You agree not post content that is hateful, threatening, pornographic, violent, or unlawful.  You will not share your password, or jeopardize the security of your account.  You will not upload viruses or other malicious code.
  4. 4.  You understand that advertising on Facebook is not always identified as such.  Facebook retain the right to terminate your account at any time.  If you choose to terminate your account, Facebook will keep your data for a reasonable period of time.
  5. 5. Hey That's My Photo!  Most users would not be aware that they grant Facebook unlimited license on the photos they post.  This extends to your name and profile pic being used in adverts on Facebook, as well as by 3rd party applications you sign up to.  This can lead to compromising situations, such as your profile pic being used in dating site ads (Oshiro, 2009).
  6. 6. That’s An Ad?  Advertising on Facebook is not always identified as such.  This can lead to users inadvertently granting advertisers access to their content.  The introduction of fan pages for ads further blurs the line between advertising and user content(Farber, 2007).
  7. 7. Child Safety  Whilst Facebook states users are not to post false personal information, there are no real identity checks.  This can leave young users exposed to sexual predators (Critchley, 2009).  Recently an 18 year old man masqueraded as a high school girl to illicit nude photos from teenage boys (Kincaid, 2009).
  8. 8. Bullies Are Cowards  The ability to post false profiles also promotes cyber bullying.  Cyber bullies thrive in hidden identities, and the power and dominance it grants them (Pathcin & Hinduja, 2006).  Four students in the US created a fake profile for a fellow student falsely depicting him as a gay racist(Grove, 2009).
  9. 9. Safety First  Setting up the right privacy and security settings can help deter the aforementioned issues (Cheng, 2009).  Unfortunately the default settings allow the most access to your content, which most users do not change.  Thankfully more and more people, and governments, are pressuring Facebook to change the default settings (Wray, 2009).
  10. 10. Didn’t I Delete That?  Finally if you take the decision to delete your Facebook account, or if Facebook makes that decision for you, your data is still retained for a reasonable period of time.  But what is a ‘reasonable’ period of time?  Once again users should be mindful of what they post, and monitor Facebook’s Terms of Use (BBC News, 2009).
  11. 11. References  BBC News. (2009). Facebook ‘withdraws’ data changes. Retrieved September 22, 2009, from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7896309.stm  Cheng, J. (2009). Facebook privacy: a guide. Retrieved September 22, 2009, from http://arstechnica.com/web/news/2009/08/meshing-social-networking-and-privacy-on-facebook.ars  Critchley, C. (2009). Sexual deviants trawl social networking sites. Retrieved September 25, 2009, from http://ceps.anu.edu.au/publications/pdfs/media_reports/choo_sexual_deviants_trawl_social_networ king_sites.pdf  Facebook. (2009). Terms of Use. Retrieved September 18, 2009, from http://www.facebook.com/terms.php?ref=pf  Farber, D. (2007). Facebook Ads: Monetizing the social graph and social graft. Retrieved September 22, 2009, from http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=6916  Grove, J.V. (2009). 4 Teens Sued for Obscene Fake Facebook Profile. Retrieved September 28, 2009, from http://mashable.com/2009/09/25/fake-facebook-profile/  Kincaid, J. (2009). Wake Up Call: Facebook Isn’t A Safe Haven. Retrieved September 23, 2009, from http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/02/08/wake-up-call-facebook-isnt-a-safe-haven/  Oshiro, D. (2009). UPDATE: Are You Facebook’s Ad Poster Child? Exploring Acceptable Use. Retrieved September 23, 2009, from http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/are_you_facebooks_ad_poster_child_exploring_accept.php  Patchin, J., & Hinduja, S. (2006). Bullies Move Beyond the Schoolyard. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 4(2).  Wray, R. (2009). Facebook forced to tighten up privacy rules. Retrieved September 28, 2009, from http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/aug/27/facebook-privacy-canada

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