quoted by the Naked Security tech blog. Other variants of the statement may be easily found on the web, and, albeit different in wording and style, they all have something in common, which is that they attempt to protect what is already under copyright protection.
The new wave of the privacy hysteria was triggered by the following Facebook message: “By using our services after January 1, 2015, you agree to our updated terms, data policy, and cookies policy and to seeing improved ads based on apps and sites you use. Learn more below about these updates and how to control the ads you see.”
‘take it or leave it’ attitude towards its users is “Big-Brotherish”, “users have agreed to this by agreeing to use Facebook. The reality is that users would prefer to allow Facebook to use their data in any way than to switch to another social media platform,” said Maninder Gill of London-based Simons Muirhead & Burton, as quoted by Vice.com.
However, Facebook, by telling everybody where you are, where you eat, where you travel, where you shop and who you are with, will only disclose what they own, in particular, a user’s activity on the service. "You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook, and you can control how it is shared through your settings," as stated in the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.
Facebook is thus becoming more intrusive in our lives, commercializing our personal data and now even our movements. The solution to the issue, therefore, is not to spread hoax statements that will have no effect, but rather to use the same ‘take it or leave it’ tactic in return. In the end, Facebook has viable alternatives from its closest competitors like Google, who is watching us anyway, but without telling the whole world where we are.