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Instagram .. The Shock.. Thinking About Leaving?

This was a short celebration for us Android users, honestly I was very happy to get Instagram and share a lot of things with friends and family, a real social photo sharing platform done right. But this news about Facebook buying out Instagram for $1 Billion is nothing short of shocking. All the evil works of Facebook and Zuckerberg entered my head, I feel like I’m swimming in tainted water, that Facebook can finally get its hands on me. If anytime big changes come along, some of us aren’t going to be OK with them. Now that Instagram is soon to be under Facebook’s control, many are expecting privacy woes and leaving the service for greener pastures.

Leaving Instagram is not something I would like to do at this juncture but I would like to have the option of taking all my photos with me if need be, in Android everything is Synced to My Google Plus account but just in case you feel like leaving this probably the simplest way to go about it.

This is easy. Fire up your computer, and head to Instaport. It’s a website whose sole purpose is to suck your pictures out of Instagram, and drop them into another account or save them to your computer hard drive. Follow the instructions, and you’ll end up with all your Instagram pics bundled neatly wherever you want to keep them. Fair warning — they are under some “heavy traffic” right now, so you may have to wait a bit. I got it to work on the third try, but your mileage may vary.

Then head over to Instagram to have your account deleted, keep in mind that you won’t lose your account when you do this, your Username is still yours so nobody can take it.

Link: Instagram Account Deletion

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    The M Code Says:
    April 10th 2012 at 3:16 PM
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    I keep a close eye on what’s happening with internet privacy in the U.S. and those bills and takeovers are a clear sign that things are not getting any better.

    They are determined to make people fully exposed and it seems that no matter how hard you try to find high ground to keep safe from that wave it will still keep rising until it gets to you sooner or later, one way or another, and this Instagram takeover is a clear example of that.

    I believe that the way people use the internet needs to change, the trust we put into it in regards to our privacy needs to be lowered. People need to think more than twice before using, downloading, searching or submitting content.

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    I think the best bet is to use sites that are based in Europe as they have more stringent privacy controls.

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