- 12-18-2012, 06:44 AM #1
BBC News - Instagram wants right to sell users' photos to advertisers
- 12-18-2012, 07:39 AM #4
Instagram is so popular I don't think there is a viable alternative that can match its social aspect at the moment. Most people probably won't care, but I know a lot will. It's pretty scary to read that the only way to opt-out is to delete your account by January 16. Privacy settings within the App do not seem to matter when it comes to Instagram using your uploaded photos to share with advertisers.
- 12-18-2012, 07:51 AM #5
I think most people who use free services understand that their information will be shared with advertisers.
The creepy part about this change is that advertisers can actually use your photos in their own ads. And you don't have to be compensated. Seems very shaky legally.
- 12-18-2012, 08:52 AM #9
- 12-18-2012, 10:09 AM #13
- 12-18-2012, 12:52 PM #14
Well, it's going to be laid out in their EULA, privacy agreements & Terms & Conditions. The average consumer doesn't read these things.
Ads based on the e-mail content?? That's a bit far if you ask me though.
- 12-18-2012, 01:43 PM #15
It isn't a matter of advertising revenue, it is a matter of intellectual property. Why is it okay to give up the rights to something you created so that someone else can potentially profit off of it?
What if Microsoft or Dropbox one day decided that everything uploaded to Skydrive or Dropbox became theirs to do with as they wished?
- 12-18-2012, 05:24 PM #17
I personally will be deleting my Instagram account today.
- 12-18-2012, 05:43 PM #18
WP8 has Lens apps integrated into the camera.
Nokia 920 has the best camera built into a smartphone, complemented by their exclusive photo apps such as Creative Studio, Cinemagraph & Photobeamer.
All the above functions & features are integrated seamlessly into WP8.
And you can share your photos privately & exclusively by setting up your own little community using WP8's built-in Room app. I believe your own private community can be extended to your iOS & Android friends once they installed the Room app.
The beauty of Windows Phone is such that the integrated functions & features make apps ALMOST redundant in our WP world whereas in iOS/Android world, apps have become the master while the users are the slaves.
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