British World War II slogans on totebags, available at the Victoria & Albert Museum Giftshop, London.
Lately, I've been thinking of leaving Facebook, due to privacy concerns. It doesn't help that their chief lawyer was a Bush administration employee; we all know what happened to our rights of privacy there. Now Facebook has changed its terms of service, which appear to suggest once you leave Facebook, your private information will be retained.
Zuckerberg also invites users to share their "thoughts on what should be in the new terms."
On Monday, Zuckerberg wrote, "Our philosophy that people own their information and control who they share it with has remained constant. A lot of the language in our terms is overly formal and protective of the rights we need to provide this service to you. Over time we will continue to clarify our positions and make the terms simpler."
If you're a Facebook member, are you concerned about who owns your content and how your private information is shared?
P.S. Need a good laugh? Read Mark Morford's San Francisco Chronicle column about social networking.