Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Facebook "Copyright Protection" Message is a HOAX, So Stop Posting It!

Déjà vu! The old good hoax about Facebook’s privacy notice designed to trick the out of you into copy and pasting legal information to keep your privacy up has once again resurfaces on Facebook.
Facebook new Copyright Protection message is Fake
The chain privacy message comes in two versions here is the first one:

As of September 28th , 2015 at 10:50 p.m. Eastern standard time, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, or posts, both past and future. By this statement, I give notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, or take any other action against me based on this profile and/or its contents.

The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308- 1 1 308-103 and the Rome Statute). NOTE: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates.
Here is the second one:
Now it's official! It has been published in the media. Facebook has just released the entry price: £5.99 ($9.10) to keep the subscription of your status to be set to "private." If you paste this message on your page, it will be offered free (I said paste not share) if not tomorrow, all your posts can become public. Even the messages that have been deleted or the photos not allowed. After all, it does not cost anything for a simple copy and paste.
Both the notices are informing users to copy and paste the message or risk losing their privacy rights.
Unfortunately, thousands of social media users falls to the trick not knowing that it was just a ruse after all.

As Social Trends PH said, “Anyone who has secret photos, statutes, etc should not be worried about this privacy notice. They were created to fool of the people who loved to believe in an unconfirmed gossip.”

Facebook is free and always will be.