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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Don't use "cloud" services
by moondevil on Wed 19th Dec 2012 07:42 UTC
moondevil
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2005-07-08

Actually I like this type of actions take place.

It is a good way to wake up people and show them what can happen when they give their data to third parties somewhere in the Internet hoping them to treat them nicely.

I keep on using my own server since the early days of the Internet and don't intend to change it.

Too bad most people lack the knowledge to do so and end up trapped in corporate decisions.

Now waiting for changes of ToS in dropbox...

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