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  •  A lot of this has been debunked already. (0+ / 0-)

    Zuckerberg even came out with a statement clarifying the specifics.

    The reason these vague terms of service keep popping up is that there are a lot of interesting legal issues that arise with sites like that. Namely, that company is making money off of your information, which often forces them into claiming ownership of things they don't even want to prevent them from being sued for copyright infrinement later. Further, there's no clear mechanism for dealing with "information" that lingers after you delete your account, for example, comments you've made on other people's pages.

    The new terms were an attempt to deal with this that just happened to turn into a PR nightmare. Comparing this to anything Bush has done would be somewhere between absurd and stupid.

    •  "Debunked" (0+ / 0-)

      The word doesn't apply in this case and is irrelevent to the conversation.

      Either many people are uneasy about Zuckerberg's change of Terms of Use ... or they're not.

      You can't "debunk" a discussion which is fluid.

      You can only use the word because it gives you a false sense of influence over the conversation.

      "(Our) stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand."

      by Detroit Mark on Tue Feb 17, 2009 at 09:43:48 AM PST

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