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Windows 7: Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos

21 Dec 2012   #11
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I use Instagram to upload almost 4-5 photos in a month. After this news, I have stopped uploading pics to Instagram. Though I haven't deleted my account yet. Hoping for some good news.


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21 Dec 2012   #12
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
If you use a site you have no control over - then don't expect them to do you any favours.

Vote with your feet -- remove your account -=- these sort of people only understand MONEY so hit them where it hurts most -- in their wallets.

Don't even THINK of using the Court system -- all this does is pay EVEN MORE money into lawyers fat Bank accounts.

Just close your account. There are loads of other ways to "replicate" the service.

Buy a hosting service -- host your own and often you'll get a few GB FREE !!! and a domain too. Most of these services are really really cheap too.

For example IS

http://www.101domain.com/web-hosting-is-iceland.htm


Similar prices I'm sure for US and other countries.

Cheers
jimbo
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21 Dec 2012   #13
Alchemy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
I DON'T want to believe...

Hehe I think more is going on than anyone would truly care to know. Wonder if it has anything to do with Obama's closed door meeting with Apple, Google, Facebook and others. Not much coverage at all but for what it's worth here is one link and I've found that most articles in regards to it took place Feb 17th,2011.

https://www.google.com/hostednews/af...f96fa3f507.481

Apple, Google, Facebook CEOs meeting with President Obama | Electronista
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21 Dec 2012   #14
Alchemy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Forgot to mention that Facebook info in never truly deletable even if the account is deleted so please keep that in mind and be safe.
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21 Dec 2012   #15
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

The problem with any site is that you have no guarantees about anything they will do with your data in the future. It's happened too many times already, a company promises not to sell your data to anyone, and then they get acquired by another company that does sell your data & now the rules have changed and you don't have any recourse. An unfortunate fact of life in the digital era.
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21 Dec 2012   #16
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
The problem with any site is that you have no guarantees about anything they will do with your data in the future. It's happened too many times already, a company promises not to sell your data to anyone, and then they get acquired by another company that does sell your data & now the rules have changed and you don't have any recourse. An unfortunate fact of life in the digital era.
Hi there
Photos are a bit of a grey area but if any Private personal data (such as address, date of birth, race, age, religion, disability, medical history, employment status etc etc) is sold on to 3rd parties at least in the EU and EEA you can get recompense by invoking the various "Data Protection Acts".

When you sign up to a service you must also read the small print as to what the operator of the hosting service is allowed to do with data stored on their server(s).

About the only exemption are those OBNOXIOUS Credit Reference agencies (Experian, Equifax, etc).

There's not much we can do against those --people are trying but it's a real hassle so the courts are being used to clip their wings a bit by trying to severely limit their activities to only supplying data to those 100% entitled to it (Banks etc).

Debt collection agencies have NO RIGHT BTW to any of this data -- and if you even accidentally give say the address of a person one of these "Bottom feeder" companies might be chasing up -- you could find yourself in court facing a LARGE fine or worse -- serious Jail time for breaching Data protection acts.

If a company takes over another company -- nothing changes your original contract unless they send you out a new one which you agree to (or not as the case may be).

However the general rule is if you store something on a public accessible website -- then data is ALWAYS going to find its way into all sorts of places all over the planet -- so if you don't want data publicized then don't store on a public website.

(Public in this context means any website that anybody can access even if a subscription is required).

Cheers
jimbo
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28 Dec 2012   #17
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I have always used 4shared because of its simplicity and its 'freeness'
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28 Dec 2012   #18
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 
Instagram faces class action lawsuit for updated terms of service

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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Instagram over the company’s controversial update to its terms of service last week.

The civil lawsuit, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, accuses Instagram of violating the property rights of its users and breaching its existing terms of service. It was filed initially on behalf of a single user but says there are “tens of thousands of members” in the state whose rights were violated by Instagram’s update.
Instagram faces class action lawsuit for updated terms of service | PCWorld
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29 Dec 2012   #19
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

They Deserve It !!! HAHAHA!!
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