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Facebook’s New 2015 Terms & Conditions

The Facebook community has been in uproar since the recent announcement of Facebook’s new Terms and Conditions that will take in effect January 1, 2015. Some of the new updates that have people deleting their Facebook accounts are GPS tracking every user from their mobile devices and sharing users data to third parties from advertising purposes, which by the way they already do now.

Another big change has photographers very angry.

“The new Facebook Terms of Use have been modified to allow the company to sell virtually anything that is uploaded to the service, including all your photos, your identity and your data. Facebook has also explicitly removed the privacy protection from the commercialization rights. This means that any photos uploaded to Facebook may be sold, distributed or otherwise commercialized with no compensation to the photographer.”

On January 1, 2015 all active Facebook users will be forced to accept the new terms and conditions. There is no way to opt out of this if you want to continue using Facebook and posting that chain status update that’s going around absolutely does NOT work. Facebook itself suggests you either deactivate your account or delete it altogether if you don’t like the new conditions.

Currently there are approximately 1.35 billion active Facebook users. Come January 1st, many loyal Facebook fans will have to make a difficult decision to deactivate or not to deactivate their accounts.

Where do you stand on Facebookʻs new Terms and Conditions? Are you going to accept or check out a new social media avenue? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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