Instagram Picture Policy Change Prompts Backlash

February 10, 2013

Some Instagram users are abandoning the service after the firm announced it was giving itself the right to sell people’s photos to advertisers.

 

Facebook’s photo-sharing site Instagram has updated its privacy policy giving it the right to sell users’ photos to advertisers without notification.

 

Unless users delete their Instagram accounts by a deadline of 16 January, they cannot opt out. The changes also mean Instagram can share information about

 

its users with Facebook, its parent company, as well as other affiliates and advertisers.

 

Instagram users were quick to take to social media such as Twitter to voice their concern – and in some cases their outrage.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20767537
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/instagram-pic-policy-change-prompts-backlash-135725555.html

 

Instagram denies report of plunge in users following policy flap

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-instagram-lost-users-controversy-20121228,0,4955280.story

 

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