Facebook rolls back terms of service change

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mark-zuckerberg.jpgFollowing massive user outcry over the changes to Facebook’s terms of service yesterday, the company is rolling back the alteration for the time being. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the update-to-the-update in a blog post on the Facebook website:

“A couple of weeks ago, we revised our terms of use hoping to clarify some parts for our users. Over the past couple of days, we received a lot of questions and comments about the changes and what they mean for people and their information. Based on this feedback, we have decided to return to our previous terms of use while we resolve the issues that people have raised.”

Facebook began by polling users over the changes, with 56 percent opposing, 6 percent supporting, and 38 percent clicking “I don’t know”, according to Mashable. Zuckerberg has now reverted the changes, and is inviting users to a group called Facebook Bill of Rights and Responsibilities to discuss how to take things forward. At the time of writing, 12,000 members have taken him up on the offer, but expect that to rise rapidly as the news spreads today.

(via Mashable)

Duncan Geere
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