Daily Archives: February 19, 2009

David Gelles

Facebook is always walking on eggshells when privacy is concerned. Last year it came under fire for storing user information after an account was deleted.  In 2007, it revised its Beacon service, which shared users’ activity on other sites with their Facebook friends. Now Facebook is facing allegations that it is trying to take ownership of users’ content.

The latest row occurred after the blog Consumerist called attention to minor but potentially wide-reaching changes to Facebook’s so-called terms of service (TOS), the set of rules users tacitly agree to when using the site.