How many people have seen a friend post a ‘legal notice’ that is meant to protect our privacy rights now that Facebook is a publicly traded company? I bet you've thought about posting that notice yourself, but will it actually help protect your privacy?

The definitive answer is no. It won't do any good at all.

The basic assumption that your privacy rights have changed because Facebook is now publicly traded is false. Considering you already agreed to Facebook’s legal terms, including their privacy policy, when you were granted an account, there is absolutely no 'legal notice' you can post that will supersede theirs.

So please don't copy and paste this legal notice to your Facebook status. It won't do you any good.

(Via Snopes)