18/12/2012

Instagram To Sell Your Photos

Facebook's photo-sharing site Instagram has updated its privacy policy giving it the right to sell any photos we put on their service without notification.

I thought that was cheeky but then I logged on to the site, all the photos look well old. Who'd want to buy that old tat?

You can't even opt out. If you delete your Instagram account by the 16th of January they won't be able to sell your photos, but you also don't have an Instagram account. And if you keep your account they automatically get the rights to your photos.

I'm going for the 3rd option, I'm only posting the most vile and abhorrent pictures on there, good luck selling those, you user rights trampling behemoth.

The changes also mean Instagram can share information about its users with Facebook, its parent company, as well as other affiliates and advertisers. Although I'm not sure what information Instagram really has on you. The only info you can glean from Instagram is, "This user once had some asparagus that accidentally formed a heart shape on their plate and they thought that was worth photographing."

Facebook's vice-president of global marketing solutions Carolyn Everson earlier this month had said: "Eventually we'll figure out a way to monetise Instagram."

And they did. Selling your shit without giving you any warning let alone a share in the profits.

It's a shame that these powerful companies are trampling on our rights. I don't want to delete my Instagram account if I'm honest. I uploaded a picture of my face and when I saw it a little while after, it looked like it had aged. So I'm hoping I have a Picture of Dorian Gray thing going on.

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