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Bryan M. Wolfe
| December 18, 2012
Facebook's New Terms Of Service For Instagram Is Really Bad News For Users
Instagram can now make money on your photosWe already know that Instagram ads are coming. What you probably didn’t know is that your photos could popup in a future campaign. Note: highlights are mine.
Some or all of the Service may be supported by advertising revenue. To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you.
What ads?Not only are ads arriving soon on Instagram, but sometimes they won’t be marked as such.
You acknowledge that we may not always identify paid services, sponsored content, or commercial communications as such.
Again, Instagram can use your photosGiven the first point, this shouldn’t be surprising. Facebook isn’t claiming that they own our photos, just that they can use them to make money. Nice, huh?
But you must still post responsiblyOkay, so nude photos are now okay?
Facebook won't even backup your photosSo after Instagram uses our photos to make money, they can also lose them and not be held responsible? Facebook lawyers, aren’t they great?
Instagram is not a backup service and you agree that you will not rely on the Service for the purposes of Content backup or storage. Instagram will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Services, or the loss of any Content.If you really want to read this gibberish in its entirety, click here. Otherwise, check out our Instagram alternatives. Via: The Huffington Post