Facebook on Monday said it is not usurping users’ content despite changing service terms to claim “perpetual worldwide license” to anything posted at the social-networking website.
Under the new terms, which came into effect about two weeks ago, Facebook has rights to freely use anything people add to the website even after members delete material or close accounts.
“We wouldn’t share your information in a way you wouldn’t want,” founder Mark Zuckerberg said in an online posting addressing concerns. “The trust you place in us as a safe place to share information is the most important part of what makes Facebook work.”
Users aren’t buying that line yet. A new group called ‘People against the new Terms of Service’ already had over 24,000 members on Tuesday evening.
Gargi Chandola, a 20-year-old Delhi University student and Facebook regular, worried that she hadn’t deleted her pictures from the site. “They should have informed us about this change. This is a breach of privacy and very, very dangerous.”