I Finally Read Facebook’s Terms of Service

Just like many people using free online services, I used to ignore many Terms of Service notices and just scrolled to the bottom to confirm them. I believed that the best mindset is just acknowledging the Terms and behaving defensively as if free online services had no Terms protecting their users. In other words, view them as postcards that anyone can read.

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“A large number of shipping containers” by chuttersnap on Unsplash
“A black sign with white text on a wall that reads "Please respect our neighbors' privacy".” by Kai Brame on Unsplash
  • Free accounts will be clearly distinguished for what they are not: a charity. Free accounts exist for Facebook to run a profit-maximizing business. Users will knowingly exchange their private information for a service they enjoy. As long as both parties are aware of the consequences, they should be free to do so.