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Users, Lawmaker React to Instagram Policy Changes

ONLINE PRIVACY

December 19, 2012

The Washington Post reports on reactions following Instagram’s announcement that it would change its terms of use to share images uploaded to the site without permission or compensation. Many users indicated fears they might see their images used in advertisements created by Instagram or Facebook, which bought Instagram earlier this year. An Instagram spokesman said in a blog post yesterday, “To be clear: it is not our intention to sell your photos. We are working on updated language in the terms to make sure this is clear.” U.S. Rep Ed Markey (D-MA) said, “A picture is worth a thousand words; posting one to Instagram should not cost you your privacy.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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