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Facebook privacy post is fake

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A Facebook user updates her status. (File/FOX Carolina) A Facebook user updates her status. (File/FOX Carolina)

A fake privacy notice this week didn't entice all Facebook users to post it.

"I personally didn't do it, but I seen a lot of my friends copy and pasting it, "said Ko Seungyeon. 

But some Facebook junkies I spoke with at least thought about it.  

"I did, but then I don't post weird pictures, if they want my pictures, they can take them," said Jessica Martin.  

The text of the notice starts as follows: "In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, graphics, comics, paintings, photos and videos, etc. For commercial use of the above my written consent is needed at all times."

It then goes on claiming that anyone can copy this text and paste it on their Facebook wall, which is supposed to forbid Facebook to disclose your personal information.  

Greenville attorney Grant Varner says it's simple - anything you want to keep private, just don't post it. "The bottom line is this - once you post something into cyber space and you put it on Facebook or Twitter, it's out there forever," said Varner. 

Facebook did release this statement: "Anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and information they post, as stated in our terms. They control how that content and information is shared. That is our policy, and it always has been."

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