Anyone signing up to Facebook agrees to their terms and conditions (which can be read here). In the same way that posting your own hotchpotch rental agreement in your lounge window makes no difference to your landlord once he’s got your original signed contract, neither does this status update amend your agreement with Facebook. You simply can’t retroactively alter the mutually-agreed terms by making a Facebook post.
So what should you do if you’ve already amended your Facebook privacy settings and you’re still unhappy with the site’s policies? Other than renegotiating your terms with them, your options are limited to this: lump it or leave.
It’s a miracle that everybody under 30 isn’t in jail for various forms of intellectual property rights violations. What the hell were they teaching these kids instead of respect for property rights, anyway?
Yeah, that was a loaded question, huh?
— Kevin Holtsberry (@kevinholtsberry) November 26, 2012