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New TOS for Instagram...Would you delete your account?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Caro332, Dec 18, 2012.


Will you detele your Instagram account?

Poll closed Jan 2, 2013.
  1. Yes

    9 vote(s)
  2. No

    3 vote(s)
  1. Caro332

    Caro332 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Hi All,

    So I'm sure quite a few of you have heard of the new Terms of Service of Instagram. It seems that with that, Instagram can take your details and pictures and use them in an ad and whatnot...

    So I'm just curious, are any of you thinking of deleting your account because of this? I am contemplating whether I should delete mine or not as I definitely don't want my pictures/details in some random ad for everyone to see

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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    First I've heard, thank you.

    Yeah, it looks like I'll be deleting my account (although I'm tired and that's my initial reaction, that may change when I've had a bit longer to reread/digest what the changes are). I don't really publish stuff, I only use it for adding filters and editing pics, but there are plenty of other apps that do the same thing.
  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    You have a link? Haven't seen it yet
  4. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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  5. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Yep. I think maybe I should delete the account.
  6. wyndslash

    wyndslash Android Expert

    I've never got an instagram account and I don't think I will
  7. BOO5TED

    BOO5TED Android Enthusiast

    BRB, deleting my account.
  8. athegn

    athegn Android Expert

  9. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    From what I've heard, they aren't *changing* things so much as *clarifying* it, and bringing it more inline with what Facebook's existing policy is.
  10. wyndslash

    wyndslash Android Expert

    Does this mean I also need to delete my fb account? :D
  11. Zebulon

    Zebulon Android Enthusiast

    This was the most over-hyped internet news of the day. Seriously, the new TOS are actually MORE protective than the old ones, they just speak more clearly towards the issues of advertising revenue for Instagram. IG is not being turned into "iStockPhoto.com" as some people are claiming. It simple allows outside companies to pay for the rights to post pictures saying "check out this photo of our product from instagram." They don't get to edit or manipulate the photos or turn them into billboards or greeting cards.

    No, Instagram can't sell your photos: what the new terms of service really mean | The Verge
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  12. Caro332

    Caro332 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    After reading the article Zebulon and Athegn posted, I guess actually it's not that bad :) They always had those rights in the first place.
    Thanks guys

    Still thinking about it though
  13. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    How do I delete my instagram account?
  14. Caro332

    Caro332 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    That's what Instagram says:

    I want to delete my account • Instagram Help Center

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