There is post which is randomly circulating on Facebook, alerting users on the so-called 'Facebook Privacy Notice.”
The privacy notice has been widely shared on Facebook recently, as it said that “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.”
It also claims that “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."
Well, guys please be informed that it is another version of the hoax chain letter which was distributed among US Facbook profiles sometime around June this year. The latest "Notice" post is based on an inaccurate belief that Facebook's recent change into a publicly traded company somehow affects the privacy rights of its users.
The message, which has been proved fake number of times and is useless.
Here is what the Facebook Privacy Notice reads:
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.