EXAMPLE: [Collected via e-mail, June 2016]
I do not give Facebook or any entities associates with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, messages or posts both past and future. By this statement, I give notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute or take any other action against me based on this profile and/or contents. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-309-1 1 308-103 and the Rome Statute)
Well, many of the facebook users might have seen these kinds of posts in others’ wall and got a warning that if they don’t copy and paste the status their recent and previous posts (even all the deleted messages and pictures) will become public.
It is as like as given below:
NOTE: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates. DO NOT SHARE
It’s a prank!
Are you worried seeing this message or getting warned? Are you thinking that it’s true that you will be safe if you share this message?
Then, you are doing wrong as it is one of a number of viral Facebook pranks.
It is found that, this viral has spread in India, and then in true information spread to the UK.
Facebook users should know that, they are lucky that Facebook provides them security to set their own privacy mode- public, private or custom. And it is also true that only they can turn their posts, pictures, status etc from public to private!
Facebook responded to the prank on last Wednesday, saying: “You may have seen a post telling you to copy and paste a notice to retain control over things you share on Facebook. Don’t believe it. You own your content and can control how it is shared through your privacy settings.”
How to protect your privacy
Do you really want to protect your Facebook account from being open to all?
Facebook itself is here to help you. It has added a new option through which you can see what your profile looks like to a stranger.
If you find something should not be kept public then change all your posts to private, and make it more difficult to be found to be found following more guidelines.