Behind the Scenes of Facebook 

Whenever a site tells us to read the terms and policies of a website, without fail 99.9% of people will click the box that says you read it, and move on. No one wants to take the time to read all of that. But what’s really there?  What does it really say?  For Facebook it’s really long, but to the point. They really do cover any loop hole someone could possibly find.

First off, what does Facebook even do with your information?  In their data policy it tells us that they use it for basically anything. Based off of what we allow them to do (in our personal settings) Facebook can basically do whatever they want. They can use your info and pictures to even make money, without you making even a penny. But they just don’t use your information to help themselves, they do use it to help you. Most of the information you put on Facebook is “filed.”  They use this information to give you suggestions. For example, suggestions of places to eat, people to friend, or even places to go. They use the information you put on Facebook, to basically predict your future and give you suggestions of what to do. But what happens if this information gets hacked? From what I found….nothing.

Facebook makes it clear that they are a public website. And a free one as well. Because of this they stress that they do everything they can to keep your information safe and protected, but from what I understand, if it is hacked there is nothing they can do. They state that Facebook will not be held responsible for anything stolen or “damaged” and that they can not be held accountable. However, they do state in a different section that by agreeing to the terms and policies you agree to never hack another persons account, and If you do your account may be terminated.  But other than that, Facebook declares that it can not be held responsible for loss of information, because the site is a public site.

Reading the policy agreement really was an interesting read. Who knew there was so much that Facebook can do with your information!  The question is….what are all the other sites doing with your information as well?  How much is really safe?  It’s probably time to actually take the time and find out.



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