According to the New York Times, Facebook revoked users ability to remove their content at any time -- thus causing the license agreement between the user and Facebook to expire -- earlier this month. Instead, Facebook would keep users' content and licences even after an account was canceled, further proving our conspiracy theory correct (or at least that much creepier).
Users tend to ignore the fine print of the seemingly secure networking site, not realizing that by checking the "I Accept" box, you could be tarnishing your golden reputation. After a blog posted by the Consumerist interpreted Facebook's new policies as "anything you upload to Facebook can be used by Facebook in any way they deem fit, forever, no matter what you do later," many users finally began showing great concern about the security of their Facebook pages.
"Our terms aren't just a document that protect our rights; it's the governing document for how the service is used by everyone across the world," Zuckerberg said in the post. "Given its importance, we need to make sure the terms reflect the principles and values of the people using the service." And reflect our principles and values we hope they will, or we'll all be battling the unforgiving Facebook skeletons-in-our-closets to our graves.
The post made by Zuckerberg said that returning to the previous agreement of terms and conditions was the right thing for now, until the site can make a substantial revision. So don't worry, for the time being only half of your soul is being signed away to the Harvard grad and his cronies, which, as we reported, includes radical conservative groups and shareholders with ties to the CIA, US Department of Defense and the recently exposed Information Awareness Office -- a watchdog group that was created to “gather as much information as possible about everyone, in a centralized location for perusal by the United States Government.”
"You have my commitment that we'll do all of these things, but in order to do them right it will take a little bit of time," Zuckerberg said. "We expect to complete this in the next few weeks."