Facebook Losing Members Over ‘Terms of Service’ Changes

Over the weekend the blog Consumerist shed light on changes to Facebook’s Terms of Service. The changes, controversial to some, have led a handful of Facebook’s 175 million users to cancel their accounts.

At issue, whether the social networking platform saves the content you’ve put on your page even after you deactivate your account. And the concern about what Facebook might do with that information.

On his blog, founder Mark Zuckerberg tries to clear it all up writing, “In reality, we wouldn’t share your information in a way you wouldn’t want. The trust you place in us as a safe place to share information is the most important part of what makes Facebook work.”

This morning CNBC’s Becky Quick told TVNewser she canceled account. The NYTimes’ Brian Stelter reports New Yorker pop critic Sasha Frere-Jones, deleted his account too.

Related: Zuckerburg is the cover story of the March 2 issue of Fortune magazine. The story is titled, “How Facebook is taking over our lives.”

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