Instagram: "We will not sell photos"

The changes to the terms of use and privacy policies on Instagram made for some excitement - not because of the photo service acquired by Facebook in the future will share user data with its new parent company and its other subsidiaries. Instead, many users and some commentators interpreted the new rules so that Instagram continue to sell the photos of other users. Some have already spoken of the largest commercial print service on the Web.

That this was a misinterpretation - which was based, however, on vague formulations and a lack of communication on the part of Instagram - now emphasized Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom: "Let me be clear: It is not our intention to sell your photographs we are working on. revised wording in the Terms of Service to make it too obvious. " Also fears had appeared that images of people could be part of ads. "We have no plans for anything in this article is why we will also remove the wording that raised such questions."

Instagram users disturbed primarily at one point in the new rules, according to the Instagram images and other data users make available to advertisers and could collect money for it. But it was meant only that a user can see, for example, that his friends had subscribed to the photos of a particular company in Instagram, Systrom explained now. "It is our fault that the wording is confusing."

The revised guidelines will help Instagram, "easier to work as a part of Facebook." The social network had announced its intention to buy in early 2012 and could take on Instagram with the necessary permits finally in September.

Instagram had actually been emphasized at the launch of the new use rules that nothing has changed, as regards the rights to the images. The wording in the rules of use and the initial silence of Instagram as well as from Facebook to the assumptions, so Instagram would enter into trade with user images calmed the minds but not exactly. The new privacy policy to keep Instagram anyway open to share user content and information, for example, cookies, device IDs, location data or usage data to Facebook. This should help, among other things, to enable them to better respond to spam or system problems, explains Instagram.

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