Facebook, the world’s largest social networking service, has decided to get even larger, by confiscating the property of all of its users.

According to Facebook’s newly updated Terms of Service:

You hereby grant Facebook an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to (a) use, copy, publish, stream, store, retain, publicly perform or display, transmit, scan, reformat, modify, edit, frame, translate, excerpt, adapt, create derivative works and distribute (through multiple tiers), any User Content you (i) Post on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof subject only to your privacy settings or (ii) enable a user to Post, including by offering a Share Link on your website and (b) to use your name, likeness and image for any purpose, including commercial or advertising, each of (a) and (b) on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof. You represent and warrant that you have all rights and permissions to grant the foregoing licenses.

In other words, Facebook owns all of your personal photos, all your messages, all your bad haiku, all of your comments, your profile photo, your email address and everything else.

Aloha, Facebook. You are not the boss of me.

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