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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I do care, and I stopped using Instagram.
by siraf72 on Wed 19th Dec 2012 19:21 UTC
siraf72
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2006-02-22

I'm sick and tired of getting a free service in exchange for providing my behavioural data and handing over licenses for my photos.

I joined instagram basically because everyone was doing it. I stopped when the new T&Cs were announced.

National Geographic and others have done the same thing with their accounts.

Personally I would sooner pay for instagram as a service and remain private (like flickr), but alas, that doesn't seem to be an option.

I've been on flickr for a couple of years now and their new mobile app is a massive improvement. I'll stick that. Goodbye instagram.

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