When will it stop? The Facebook Privacy Hoax is circulating around on Facebook, again.

The reason it is circulating again is because your friends are sharing it over and over again. This past weekend, three of my Facebook friends added this notice to their status update. It says the following

Note: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once, you have given the tacit agreement allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the updates of the state of the profile. Do not share. You have to copy.


  • Red flag number 1: The notice is dated Jun 27th
  • Red flag number 2: Indonesian Time. Really?

Facebook issued an official statement rebuking the warning:


If you find your friends are posting the fake privacy update notice, tell them to STOP IT! There is no privacy update. It is a hoax.