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Instagram have changed their terms of service for the worse in my opinion going to a very intrusive level, advertising i understand but this is too much! Would you be ok being used in this way especially if you're a heavy user or well know - Chris? Here's a quote from the updated terms of service and an article to read more:

“Some or all of the Service may be supported by advertising revenue. To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you. If you are under the age of eighteen (18), or under any other applicable age of majority, you represent that at least one of your parents or legal guardians has also agreed to this provision (and the use of your name, likeness, username, and/or photos (along with any associated metadata) on your behalf…You acknowledge that we may not always identify paid services, sponsored content, or commercial communications as such.”


asked Dec 18 '12 at 14:26

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edited Dec 18 '12 at 17:45

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I do think they are a little too far, but I'd rather that than filling the app with popup ads. I doubt anyone would pay for my photos anyway

answered Dec 18 '12 at 14:31

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well you never know but they sure would do for someone with plenty of followers i.e. Chris :p

don't see why they can't just do adds and be done with it

(Dec 18 '12 at 14:49) mutley2209 mutley2209's gravatar image

I'm happy with it. Instagram needs the revenue for all of those pictures people upload on a nano-second basis. Storage isn't free you know.

answered Dec 18 '12 at 15:40

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i don't find it acceptable at all, what about parents taking pictures of their children to then have them sold on for marketing purposes or the children themselves as it explicitly states that it will be applicable to users below the age of 18. Just one example of how much this violates a persons privacy, the application is there to enhance the quality of photo's and then create a forum in which to post them, there are other ways to do this that do not take this approach with their users and until they change this my account will stay deactivated.

(Dec 18 '12 at 17:20) mutley2209 mutley2209's gravatar image

Do people really read the TOS? I mean NORMAL people. People that scroll ALL the way down just to press accept because it's greyed out until you read it. Google already indexes your Gmail data and your search history to help you search better. Facebook already sells your data, I mean we're already sold. Your internet ID isn't valid anymore.

(Dec 18 '12 at 18:02) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Couldn't have said it better myself. If you are really that bothered about your privacy, just get off the Internet. Seriously. Close to everything you do on the Internet is recorded anyways...

(Dec 20 '12 at 03:11) JordanV JordanV's gravatar image

it's a very tired, generic and blasé response to privacy concerns on the internet to say 'just get off the internet' or 'what do you expect', a right to privacy is a right to privacy and when the masses say 'that's too far' you don't just say 'take it or leave it' you address the issue and make the appropriate changes or loose favour and business from said masses as Instagram have been since the issue of this updated terms of service and in response are now changing the language of it because people didn't bend over

(Dec 20 '12 at 12:59) mutley2209 mutley2209's gravatar image

It's real though. Tell me how many people actually read the TOS? This was only a big deal because someone read it. If no one had read it, this wouldn't be like how it is now.

(Dec 20 '12 at 13:25) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

but they did, so that's an irrelevant point. If people hadn't been made aware of SOPA and it's contents would it somehow be justified because people didn't read it? no

(Dec 20 '12 at 13:55) mutley2209 mutley2209's gravatar image

Exactly so. People were aware of SOPA because people hyped it up. If people didn't hype it up, no one would be aware. Your point is irrelevant. Remember Kony? Rememeber Amanda Todd? Are people talking about them now? No. No one's bringing them back to relevance.

(Dec 20 '12 at 14:17) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

your premise is that if people don't know about something, it's legitimate and justified? good luck with that

(Dec 20 '12 at 15:43) mutley2209 mutley2209's gravatar image

Kinda, I mean that's how the world works today. You know most of the things happen under our noses right? Our world is corrupt bro.

(Dec 20 '12 at 16:04) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

if a tree falls in a forest and there's no one there to hear it, is there a noise? you don't do something wrong just because no one is looking and then when you get caught shrug and say it was their fault for no paying attention :p

(Dec 20 '12 at 17:54) mutley2209 mutley2209's gravatar image
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