Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Dec 2012 17:31 UTC
Internet & Networking "Everyone from CNET to the BBC is freaking out today about Instagram's new terms of service. The new terms, they claim, allow Instagram to sell user's images. Users are understandably upset. Wired published a tutorial on how to download all of your Instagram photos and delete your account. But long-time Instagram users should think twice before pulling the trigger. The truth is that Instagram has always claimed full rights to your images, but has just re-worded their terms of service to make their intentions clearer." People should stop obsessing over individual service's privacy terms. There's a very simple rule on the internet that everyone ought to be aware of: the moment you put something on the web, it's no longer your property. Deal with it. Coincidentally: nobody cares about your stupid Instagram photos.
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Parallel
by ferrels on Tue 18th Dec 2012 17:40 UTC
ferrels
Member since:
2006-08-15

This reminds me of all those women out there who allowed their ex and current boyfriends to take nude photos of them. Did they really think that those photos would stay private and uncirculated? As P.T. Barnum once said, there's a sucker born every minute.

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RE: Parallel
by lucas_maximus on Tue 18th Dec 2012 18:56 in reply to "Parallel"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

You probably found that those suckers probably genuinely loved them, while naive ... understandable.

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RE[2]: Parallel
by Laurence on Tue 18th Dec 2012 19:17 in reply to "RE: Parallel"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Indeed. It's easy to sit on the outside and call these people suckers, but it's still an epic betrayal of trust.

I'm not sure the OPs comparison is fair either, one is a corporate entity and most upload services are dubious when it comes to ownership of uploaded content. Where as the other is a more about the emotions and trust between partners.

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RE: Parallel
by maccouch on Tue 18th Dec 2012 20:30 in reply to "Parallel"
maccouch Member since:
2012-03-14

just curious, why wouldn't them remain private?

Don't know about you but even after my relationships ended i tend not to be an asshole to the persons with whom i shared intimacy.

Also, there's a neat thing couple of things out there called Cryptography and external harddrives...

Edited 2012-12-18 20:34 UTC

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RE[2]: Parallel
by lucas_maximus on Tue 18th Dec 2012 20:32 in reply to "RE: Parallel"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Don't know about you even after my relationships ended i tend not to be an asshole to the persons with whom i shared intimacy.


THIS!

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RE[2]: Parallel
by Soulbender on Wed 19th Dec 2012 02:16 in reply to "RE: Parallel"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

It would seem not every one has that same sense of chivalry and hey, if there's a little money to be made...who are we to judge? Eh? Eh?

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