Nashville,Tenn. (PRWEB) January 30, 2013
As reported by CNN and other media outlets, popular photo-sharing application Instagram recently announced proposed changes to its terms of service that resulted in users believing that photos they posted to the Instagram site could be used by advertisers.
The exact wording of the proposed TOS changes included, “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.” Following a public outcry, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom wrote in a blog post that, “Instagram never had any intention of selling users’ photos.”
Privacy4Patriots, the publisher of an upcoming report on how to protect your privacy, wishes to encourage people to stand up for their privacy rights whenever they appear to be violated by a business. Here are three simple ways to do that:
Check out this blog post on the 4 ways to keep your personal data safe on Facebook.