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Facebook retracts updated user terms

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its users. Chip Stewart, professor of media law, said these terms occur regularly on social networking Web sites. Stewart said users voluntarily sign Facebook’s terms and agreement upon registration. If Facebook decides to use an image from a terminated account and a user decided to make a case against

it, the user’s case would probably not be upheld in court, he said. “Unless you’re being deprived of a major Constitutional right, it won’t work as an argument,” he said. The new terms, which took effect Feb. 4, remained largely unnoticed until the consumer advocacy blog the Consumerist posted an article illuminating the shift. Stewart said one of the reasons the change generated negative feedback is because people did not ex-

Official: Budget cuts won’t limit successes

pect the license extension. “It meant less control over a person’s content, and it would certainly make you think twice about what’s posted,” he said. Facebook created the group Facebook Bill of Rights and Responsibilities for users to post their input for the future terms of use. Zuckerberg wrote that the Fa- Department mulls changing cebook community will have the opportunity to help develop the travel plans, team schedules new terms. by elise smith Staff Reporter

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chance to feel like they belong to a community of scholars who study French. It is a chance for them to be recognized for their efforts and is a different way to promote the French language in the United

States, she said. “The goal of the society is to provide an outlook for students that are studying French to be able to come together and recognize French as a legitimate area of study and to support the underrecognized majors on campus,” Ruocco said. The initiation for TCU chap-

The athletics department, feeling the prester of Pi Delta Phi is in March, sure of campus-wide budget cuts, is making Schein said. adjustments with frugality in mind. But a uniRuocco said she hopes Pi Delta versity official said the budget cuts won’t affect Phi will be affiliated to a charity by the performance of the department. next fall. Jack Hesselbrock, associate athletics direcThe group plans to meet after tor for internal relations, said the athletics initiation to decide on who will department will experience the budget cuts serve in office for the following se- starting in June as part of a campus-wide effort to slash 8 percent from the budget. The mester, Ruocco said. department is working on minimizing the effects on its teams, Hesselbrock said.

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