Beginning today, Facebook has significantly changed its Terms of Service (TOS), which has important implications for all Facebook users, but especially for photographers. As a Facebook user, I received an email about a week ago mentioning that changes were coming, and linking to the proposed changes in their TOS. I skimmed the changes and was shocked at what I read.
I am a member of ASMP, the American Society of Media Photographers, which is a professional trade organization, that among other things, is a leading education and advocacy group for photographers. ASMP has the best information on this topic that I have seen. Let me quote the first paragraph of an ASMP Alert that I received this afternoon:
You should read the “Q&A” that ASMP has put on their website.
It is hard to imagine why this change in Facebook’s TOS hasn’t made front-page news. I strongly suggest that you think about what you post on Facebook and share this post so that others are made aware of this significant change in privacy on Facebook.