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The Telecom Digest for December 19, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 295 : "text" Format
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What Instagram's New Terms of Service Mean for You (Monty Solomon)
Instagram: 'Wait, Wait! That's Not What We Meant!' (Monty Solomon)

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Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:39:40 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: What Instagram's New Terms of Service Mean for You Message-ID: <p06240813ccf63e18083a@[]> What Instagram's New Terms of Service Mean for You By JENNA WORTHAM and NICK BILTON DECEMBER 17, 2012 Instagram released an updated version of its privacy policy and terms of service on Monday, and they include lengthy stipulations on how photographs uploaded by users may be used by Instagram and its parent company, Facebook. The changes, which will go into effect Jan. 16, will not apply to pictures shared before that date. Facebook and Instagram have both hinted at plans to incorporate advertisements into Instagram's application, although they have declined to provide details about how and when ads would be deployed. These freshly drafted terms give the first glimpse of what the companies might have planned. Here's a quick rundown of what the new terms, the most significant changes in Instagram's short history, could mean for users. ... http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/17/what-instagrams-new-terms-of-service-mean-for-you/ ***** Moderator's Note ***** Believe it or not, this is good news. Facepage could have spent years gathering data, and could have assembled social maps that would have given it a complete picture of the Facepage-using American public. That would have scared me, but this is self-limiting, because the users will get sick of seeing their pictures splashed over the net and their "private" info with it. Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:12:12 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Instagram: 'Wait, Wait! That's Not What We Meant!' Message-ID: <p0624081cccf6d2b7ddf1@[]> Instagram: 'Wait, Wait! That's Not What We Meant!' by Mike Masnick Dec 18 Techdirt So, as the deluge of hate towards Instagram got louder and louder concerning its terms of service change, the company has now come out and said that it will change the terms and, of course, that it never meant them to be read the way people were interpreting them, and that it plans to adjust the terms so that people aren't so damn angry at them. On the question of "advertising on Instagram" they note: ... http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121218/15010921430/instagram-wait-wait-thats-not-what-we-meant.shtml ***** Moderator's Note ***** Bullwinkle: Hey, Rocky! Watch me pull a rabit out of my hat! Rocky: Again? (Bullwinkle reaches into his hat, and the head of a fearsome creature comes out and growls) Bullwinkle: Guess I don't know my own strengh! Bill Horne Moderator
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