if you use facebook, your friends might have posted an update saying facebook is not permitted to violate their privacy.
the message says, "the content of my profile contains private information. the violation of my privacy is punishable by law (ucc 1-308 1-308 1-103 and the rome statute.)"
you may wonder, "what is the rome statute?"
experts say it does not matter.
according to the website snopes, "the law just doesn't work that way." the website investigates commonly accepted information and tries to learn if it is true.
raegan macdonald is the european policy manager for a digital privacy rights group called access. she agrees with snopes. she says users may be able to adjust how much control they have over their information and photos. but, she says, facebook's terms of service clearly state the company mostly owns your data.
shaun murphy is the ceo of privategiant.com. he aims to limit the ways online companies can use people's private information.
mr. murphy says the way companies use people's information is "creepy."
he says, "just recently i was listening to a new streaming radio service. i had put in preliminary information just to log in, and one of the ads served up had my name. ‘shaun is an it guy...' and that was super creepy. i deleted it and never wanted to use it again."
mr. murphy says there are two kinds of online services. the first kind promises to guard your private data and never use it. but mr. murphy says that protection is going to cost you.