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Instagram will share your info with Facebook

Facebook’s recent acquisition of Instagram has led to the revision of the photo-sharing service’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service which now allows Instagram to share some of your information and contents with Facebook and its other subsidiaries.

The need to revise their previous TOU and Privacy policy was explained on a recent entrywhich was posted on their official blog site.

Our updated privacy policy helps Instagram function more easily as part of Facebook by being able to share info between the two groups. This means we can do things like fight spam more effectively, detect system and reliability problems more quickly, and build better features for everyone by understanding how Instagram is used.

Some of the things that Instagram will be sharing to Facebook are explained in a clause under the Sharing of your Information of their updated Privacy Policy. To save you the trouble of looking that up, here’s what it says there:

We may share User Content and your information (including but not limited to, information from cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data, and usage data) with businesses that are legally part of the same group of companies that Instagram is part of, or that become part of that group (“Affiliates”). Affiliates may use this information to help provide, understand, and improve the Service (including by providing analytics) and Affiliates’ own services (including by providing you with better and more relevant experiences). But these Affiliates will honor the choices you make about who can see your photos.

Other than these minor revisions to Instagram’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, everything else is pretty much the same including your right to your images and the people you chose to see them. These changes will take effect starting on January 16 2013.


This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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2 Responses

  1. Name: Les says:

    Time to quit Instagram. R.I.P.

  2. Zo says:

    Yan ang tinatawag na kalokohan.

    Im with Les.

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