New Privacy Policy of Instagram coming on January 16, 2013

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If you are a regular Internet user, then you must be familiar with the popular photo sharing app Instagram, which got acquired by Facebook in April. Right? The day since Instagram has got acquired by Facebook, we are seeing some frequent changes in its features. A few days back, Instagram integration with Twitter was brought to an end. In the series of changes, a new change has joined now. This time it is change about the Privacy Policy of Instagram. Privacy Policy of Instagram is updated now and this new update brings anger among all Instagram users. According to new terms in the Privacy Policy of Instagram, it owns the rights to sell your photos without even paying or notifying you.

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The new privacy policy of Instagram will come into action from January 16, 2013. Instagram wrote a blog post notifying people about the changes in its Privacy Policy. Well, this is nothing new as Instagram is now a part of Facebook and Facebook has been doing this kind of marketing from quite a long period. Instagram stated about the its new privacy policy in a blog post and stated that new privacy policy of Instagram will help them to fight again spam more effectively. There is “nothing that has changed about your photos’ ownership or who can see them”. New Privacy Policy of Instagram will help them work as function of social networking giant Facebook.

The blog post further reads that Instagram may share your personal info, likes, shares and your photos with any company for the exchange of bucks for it. You will not be notified about it or paid for it. All will be done by Instagram without your consent.  Any advertising firm can pay Facebook to get your personal info and beautiful clicks.  Well, nothing surprising in it, as its acquirer Facebook was also sued by users to use their person information and images, and to sell them to advertising firms without taking their consents. Instagram is now a part of Facebook, and this update was more likely to come in Instagram as well. So here it comes with new privacy policy of Instagram.

The new Privacy Policy of Instagram also reads that “Instagram will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any content you provide.” So you are responsible for your content that you share in Instagram. You can’t file a case against Instagram if any of your content goes public.

Instagram was expected to bring some surprise after pulling off support from Twitter. This new privacy policy of Instagram is a part of Instagram’s surprises.

Why new Privacy Policy of Instagram ?

You might be thinking that why this new privacy policy of Instagram. Right? If we go with the web analysts, then according to them, this new privacy policy of Instagram is to make more and more money from it. This is done because Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion, which was a hell lot for a non-profit small start-up. Facebook wants to get double the benefit of its invested money. As the Instagram does not offer any paid service of advertising program, so it would not be possible for Facebook to earn money from it. This new privacy policy of Instagram will flow money into Facebook’s account.

The new privacy policy of Instagram is going to be in action from 16 January 2013. So do not get shocked on seeing your private pics, getting displayed in any public event.

The new privacy policy of Instagram seems to be a suicide of such a popular photo sharing service. Is not it?

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for informative article .According to the Times, the new terms will apply to photos posted after Jan. 16, 2013. Users who are not comfortable with Instagram’s new privacy policy can just stop using the service. lolz

  2. If you are talking about popular photo sharing app then I would say Filter-happy photo sharers discovered Thursday that Instagram is changing its terms and enabling for the likelihood of users’ images showing in ads. The changes do not take impact until Jan. 16, 2013, and only impacts images submitted to the support after that time frame.

  3. It was the wording that triggered the whole thing. A post on Verge tried to clarify this but the damage was done anyway. The new ToS means Facebook/Instagram doesn’t have to ask you to show your photos in those contextual ads they show to other users. Facebook’s been doing this for a long time now on Facebook.com so there’s nothing hue-and-cry-worthy here.

    • You have a say and I agree with your point but you know that Instagram started without Facebook kind of behaviour, so it is a new and big challenge for the Instagram users.

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