Just discovered a VERY interesting post about Facebook and privacy:
Facebook Isnâ€™t Private, and 7 Other Things You Should Know.
The most interesting part, is this one, the number four topic:
By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.
So Facebook can do what they want with content posted on Facebook! Including picture, your profile (your CV?), etc…. A perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable license….
Think of this before creating your own private group to discuss the next big thing, or before posting your perfect pictures… Seems to be the reason why a group named “the Grasshoppers” moved from Facebook to Ning…