I keep seeing this status update creep back into my newsfeed:
"PRIVACY NOTICE: Warning – any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the United States Federal Government also using or monitoring/using this website or any of its associated websites, you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos, and/or the comments made about my photos or any other “picture” art posted on my profile.
You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this profile and the contents herein. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee , agent , student or any personnel under your direction or control.
The contents of this profile are private and legally privileged and confidential information, and the violation of my personal privacy is punishable by law. UCC 1-103 1-308 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WITHOUT PREJUDICE"
Posting this does NOTHING For You!
Yourr personal data is governed by Facebook’s Data Use Policy, which YOU AGREED to when you signed up for your Facebook account! Posting this on your profile does NOT supersede this agreement!
As per this agreement, " We [Facebook] use the information we receive about you in connection with the services and features we provide to you and other users like your friends, our partners, the advertisers that purchase ads on the site, and the developers that build the games, applications, and websites you use." Read the entire thing here!
Please, please, please do your research before posting things like this on your wall! It will not only assist you in learning the truth, but it will prevent mis-information being spread like wildfire.
How do you know if the information you are about to repost is true? Google It; Check Snopes or Facecooks.com!
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