September 1, 2013....Now you know the reason I don't use Facebook - it was easy to see the writing on the wall years ago!
"The new Facebook advertising policy: 'Our goal is to deliver
advertising and other commercial or sponsored content that is valuable
to our users and advertisers. In order to help us do that, you agree to
the following: You give us permission to use your name, profile picture,
content, and information in connection with commercial, sponsored, or
related content (such as a brand you like) served or enhanced by us.
This means, for example, that you permit a business or other entity to
pay us to display your name and/or profile picture with your content or
information, without any compensation to you. If you have selected a
specific audience for your content or information, we will respect your
choice when we use it.' — Facebook also made it clear that the company
can use photo recognition software to correctly identify people on the network.
It said: 'We are able to suggest that your friend tag you in a picture
by scanning and comparing your friend's pictures to information we've
put together from your profile pictures and the other photos in which
you've been tagged.' — It [Facebook] said it was also clarifying that
some of that information reveals details about the device itself such as
an IP address, operating system or – surprisingly – a mobile phone