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Instagram – What The Hell?

Everyone went crazy yesterday went the new Terms & Conditions of Instagram was sent out. It sounds like they now have the rights to sell our personal pictures to whom ever they like and do what ever the hell they want to do with them.

In my opinion it was only a matter of time, Facebook is evil, that is something that I have believed for a long time and it was only a matter of time until they screwed up Instagram. I fell in love with it as soon as it came out to Android, the perfect platform to share with everyone but now this change to the ToS scared everyone and rightly so, its Facebook, they have done crappy stuff like this in the past.

It might be an over reaction but I for one am not a lawyer, but The Verge article I linked to below says it’s not that they could sell your pictures to an advertiser but that they could promote paid content through your timeline and you can’t opt out of it. It was only a matter of time before Facebook wanted to monetize their $1 Billion investment, I was just hoping they would leave it alone.

All startups learn harsh lessons like this sometimes, but Instagram is a startup no longer: the company just made close to a billion dollars selling itself to Facebook. That’s great, but the downside is that Instagram is now part of Facebook, the company we all love to hate because of its relentless quest to monetize our private lives. It’s no wonder Instagram’s new terms have triggered a passionate, emotional reaction in people who don’t understand them — the same thing happens to Facebook users who are constantly falling for privacy hoaxes.

In fact, the real lesson here isn’t about the legal implications of Instagram’s terms of service — it’s about how little we trust Facebook to do the right thing.

Yes I really don’t trust Facebook and I hate Zuckerberg, he encompasses evil on the internet. You really have to check out The Verge article, really breaks it down.

Link: TheVerge