In recent days we might have seen a lot of our friends from our FB friends list posting about copy pasting a statement and posting their security concern denying the most famous social media network Facebook from getting permission to make their photos and other user data public.

The following is one of the most widely circulated posts

From DD/MM/YYYY Indian standard time, I don’t give Facebook permission or permission to use my pictures, my information or my publications, both of the past as the future, mine or those where I show up. By this statement, I give my notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, give, sell my information, photos or take any other action against me on the basis of 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If you do not publish a statement at least once, you’ve given the tacit agreement allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the updates of state of profile.

Do not share. You have to copy.

Well, this messages is so popular that every year it gets viral and still people share it madly. Well, Let us tell you that it is a hoax.

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Do you think facebook has time to go through billions of profile and check if they have given permission to use their private data. If they employee people to do this job then the whole Facebook staff will have to stop their routine work in office start doing this time pass permission to use private data work.

Let us remind you all that their exists something called Terms & Services which we all had accepted during the time we signed up to use Facebook and in that it is clearly written that “YOU OWN YOUR DATA”.

“You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings. In addition to this  for content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.”

Still not convinced? read the entire thing hear

This message has got so viral that even Facebook had to put up a post on it’s official page and deny that it is just a hoax . Checkout the facebook post below.

So kindly stop believing rumours !

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