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Facebook Backs Down On Privacy Issue

Facebook made a dramatic u-turn and backed down from its new rules governing what happens to a user’s messages, actions and updates even if they have left the network. Until the announcement, Facebook’s policy was to delete all traces of a user is they chose to quit the site. Thousands of outraged members of Facebook let those in charge of the world’s largest social network know how displeased they were by the change in policy. After receiving these comments, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg’s initial response was to insist everyone should trust his organization with this data, but the calls kept on coming and Mr. Zuckerberg decided retreat was a better policy than defense. “Over the past few days, we have received a lot of feedback about the new terms we posted two weeks ago. Because of this response, we have decided to return to our previous terms of use while we resolve the issues that people have raised.”

This has not been the best of times for Mr. Zuckerberg who recently had to pay nearly $90 million in a lawsuit about whether or not he stole the idea for Facebook from friends.