November 27, 2012

Facebook Will Always Own You

Sam Biddle, Gizmodo

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Bad news: the "copyright notice" you've been reading (and sharing, ugh) is completely bogus and a waste of everyone's time. Facebook owns the photos, videos, and statuses you upload, and that's not going to change just because you say so. But here's something you can do that might actually make a difference.

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