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I too only take part of the text.

The full text:
11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services.
 
Play fair, don't writimg up these ridiculous posts, you'll only end up spoiling your brand image.

Please don't operate under the assumptions that users are not informed and will fall for anything and everything you say. Why don't you work on your Facebook product and make it better instead.
 
Thanks +Lilia Borges I was just about to post this:

+Pedram Keyani You forgot the last part of Google's terms: This license is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services.
 
Thanks, +Lilia Borges! I didn't have the time to check it out myself right now and opinions are formed far to fast..
 
+Lilia Borges thank you for posting what the whole thing says, I hate when people tell half truths, display it all or do not display any. ;)
 
By the way: +Pedram Keyani: You are de-circled as of now. And I don't think your friends over at Facebook like that you're posting semi-true information about the competition..
 
hey guys, thanks for the follow up. I pulled those quotes from the article but have now gone and read the full terms. I made a mistake of taking the author's quotes as the full truth (not a good policy). I'm going to update my text to reflect that.
 
Looks like a few people are _+_'ing this post, this is why we desperately need a _-_'ing button
 
+Luis Ackermann see my response above. Given how many half truths I have read about FB, I should have dug deeper and not trusted that the author would give the nuanced answer (vs. the version that gets clicks).
 
Good reaction, Pedram! Still, addressing such issues in your position requires far better research. I'm not mad because I think you deliberately posted untrue information but because I trusted you to be more objective working at Facebook (particularly after all those recent rumors about your company).
 
That's fair and this was a good lesson to never quote a quote from an author without the context around it. In general you will never find a company TOS that is really simple.
 
Ok, I just realized something and have to admit I did the exactly same thing I blamed Pedram for by blindly trusting Lilias post (and even re-quoting it in a post). This should not only be a lesson learned for Pedram but for all of us who didn't actually read the TOS themselfs and still commented on this post. It's a shame that we're still handling online posts in such a naive way.
 
Never really that simple. Google's "but our only intent is to promote our service" has zero legal weight. They are acquiring copyright. If they find a way to monetize it they very likely will. Their claim that this is "for the sole purpose of promoting their service" does not give their users any protection. Someone at Google can change their mind and start to sell calendars of your children's photos.

This is the problem with anthropomorphizing companies. Good, evil - it's not how they work. If they have a right to your data they have promised their shareholders they will look for every way possible to exploit it. It's good to separate the legal technicalities from the emotional narrative - the technicalities are what govern the future.

I think the original article was sincere. The foul stench is real. Not surprising, but real. Dressing it up with friendly, non-binding platitudes in the TOS is the insincere part.
 
Horribly biased, uninformed article. Do you have one about how Facebook handles our data to share? Where is Facebook's "take out" button?
 
+Pedram Keyani yeah I used the download button two months ago. And recalled all the status and photos which I made on FB. Was very happy to get all the data and comments :-)
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