A Facebook Privacy Notice that went viral Tuesday (June 5, 2012) is fake.
The notice tells users if they re-post it on their page, their privacy will remain protected on the site. Although Facebook has gone public, your data and privacy settings are the same.
“For those of you who do not understand the reasoning behind this posting, Facebook is now a publicly traded entity. Unless you state otherwise, anyone can infringe on your right to privacy once you post to this site. It is recommended that you and other members post a similar notice as this, or you may copy and paste this version. If you do not post such a statement once, then you are indirectly allowing public use of items such as your photos and the information contained in your status updates.
PRIVACY NOTICE: Warning – any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the United States Federal Government also using or monitoring/using this website or any of its associated websites, you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos, and/or the comments made about my photos or any other “picture” art posted on my profile.
You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this profile and the contents herein. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee, agent, student or any personnel under your direction or control.
The contents of this profile are private and legally privileged and confidential information, and the violation of my personal privacy is punishable by law. UCC 1-103 1-308 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.”
“Each week our amazing curators share their special apparel, beauty and lifestyle finds with you and then show you how to make them work for you,” it explains on the Joyus website. “Each item is available for sale for a limited time through our exclusive video sales platform, making it easy for you to buy the things you love. You can also easily share these videos with your friends on Facebook and Twitter with just a simple click.”
Foodzie seems like a perfect fit for this platform and co-founder Emily Olsen explains why in her blog.
“We discover the best products from small-batch foodmakers and connect you to their stories. Since we started four years ago, I’ve had the nagging question in the back of my head, how do we make discovering food online as close as possible to the energy of connecting with a foodmaker and discovering food in real life? That’s where Joyus comes in.
“It was clear to me that video was the key to telling stories about food. The people, the place, and the craft behind the food. Video brings all of this to life. Think Food Network + Foodzie and that’s what we’ll be creating on Joyus Food.”
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The new and improved app will feature their payment feed more prominently, share payments with others, make payments as easily as texting or tweeting, see friends shared payments and past transactions, and so much more.