Facebook Will Revamp Web Site Terms Due To Public Outcry

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After a mass backlash from its users, Facebook is trying to make nice after the Consumerist posted an item stating that the social networking Web site owns everything its users upload, even after deleting their profiles. The site will revert back to its old terms of use, according to a blog post by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg late Tuesday.

Zuckerberg stated on the company blog that the site will revise their terms to clarify some parts for its users.

"Many of us at Facebook spent most of today discussing how best to move forward. One approach would have been to quickly amend the new terms with new language to clarify our positions further," Zuckerberg said in the blog. "Another approach was simply to revert to our old terms while we begin working on our next version. As we thought through this, we reached out to respected organizations to get their input.

"Going forward, we've decided to take a new approach towards developing our terms. We concluded that returning to our previous terms was the right thing for now. As I said yesterday, we think that a lot of the language in our terms is overly formal and protective so we don't plan to leave it there for long."

Zuckerberg said that the changes should be completed in the next few weeks. If you want put in your two cents, check out the Facebook Bill of Rights and Responsibilities and get involved.


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