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UPDATE: 12/19  Well it seems the backlash over the shady business that Instagram wanted to try has caused them to reverse their plans to take your pictures without your permission.

According to the LA Times article about Instagram’s reversal, “Instagram has said it will remove language from its new terms of service that would have allowed users’ photos to be part of advertisements that would run within the photo sharing social network.”

I for one am not impressed and will not be signing up a new account.  I think me decision to cancel was the right one and I would not be surprised if this issue comes up again.

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12/18/12:  I heard some disturbing news this morning and I just cancelled my Instagram account over it.

Instagram was recently purchased by Facebook.  And they just announced a new policy change that affects you.  

According to this article on Cnet, “The new intellectual property policy, which takes effect on January 16, comes three months after Facebook completed its acquisition of the popular photo-sharing site.  Unless Instagram users delete their accounts before the January deadline, they cannot opt out.  Under the new policy, Facebook claims the perpetual right to license all public Instagram photos to companies or any other organization, including for advertising purposes, which would effectively transform the Web site into the world’s largest stock photo agency.” 

Basically this means that your photos, all your photos, taken with Instagram can be used without permission from you and without payment to you!  

What do you think of this?  What are you going to do?

See How to Delete Your Instagram Account to download your photos and delete your account.


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