Ah!!! The joy of services “owning” your data – Facebook’s turn

I saw this in my friend Laura’s Facebook status update…

FYI: Facebook has agreed to let third party advertisers use your posted pictures without your permission. Click on SETTINGS up at the top where you see the log out link. Select PRIVACY. Then select NEWS FEEDS AND WALL. Next select the tab that reads FACE BOOK ADS. There is a drop down box, select NO ONE. Then SAVE your changes. Please repost!

So effectively, Facebook is giving our photos to advertisers who can embed them in ads in order to attract our friends. Well, good luck with them trying to make a profit by using my photo but, since I am a sucker for participating in such word-of-mouth activities, I followed the instructions above anyway :-)