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Facebook’s New Terms Of Service Pure Evil

Ok I do not belong to the paranoia camp that thinks we should only use services hosted on Canadian soil blah, blah, blah but with Facebook’s new terms of service I think an academic institution advocating the use of this service is asking for trouble.

TOS says the following:

You hereby grant Facebook an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to (a) use, copy, publish, stream, store, retain, publicly perform or display, transmit, scan, reformat, modify, edit, frame, translate, excerpt, adapt, create derivative works and distribute (through multiple tiers), any User Content you (i) Post on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof subject only to your privacy settings or (ii) enable a user to Post, including by offering a Share Link on your website and (b) to use your name, likeness and image for any purpose, including commercial or advertising, each of (a) and (b) on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof.

Sources: consumerist.com and mashable.

Plus Facebook is just lame and for old people.