The latest fallacy to hit the internet is claiming that Facebook users must copy and repost the “Facebook Privacy Notice” as their status in order to protect their privacy.
The misguided notion stems from the idea that because Facebook is now a publicly traded company, that it will have a negative affect on their privacy settings.
Facebook has always informed their users of changes being made to the privacy notice and have made no such claims about the terms and conditions.
The idea that a that publicly traded company means your information can be now be publicly shared is in no way true and the entire concept is completely false.
Below you will find the post that went viral on Facebook this past Tuesday:
For those of you who do not understand the reasoning behind this posting, Facebook is now a publicly traded entity. Unless you state otherwise, anyone can infringe on your right to privacy once you post to this site. It is recommended that you and other members post a similar notice as this, or you may copy and paste this version. If you do not post such a statement once, then you are indirectly allowing public use of items such as your photos and the information contained in your status updates.
PRIVACY NOTICE: Warning – any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the United States Federal Government also using or monitoring/using this website or any of its associated websites, you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos, and/or the comments made about my photos or any other “picture” art posted on my profile.
You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this profile and the contents herein. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee , agent , student or any personnel under your direction or control.
The contents of this profile are private and legally privileged and confidential information, and the violation of my personal privacy is punishable by law. UCC 1-103 1-308 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WITHOUT PREJUDICE
Did you fall victim to the latest internet myth?