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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RE: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Wed 19th Dec 2012 04:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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A much more sensible policy in my opinion is to make companies spell out their privacy policy in human readable terms.

That way the layman can make a conscious choice about either using the service or not. An informed choice should be in the end goal.

People should be as wary about personally identifiable information, and how their data is used, as they are about their passwords or social security number.

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