Instagram wants to use your photos for marketing purposes, and deadmau5 is not too happy about it. We all know by now that deadmau5 prefers to wear his opinions on his sleeve (as well as his knuckles), so it’s no surprise that he took to Twitter to complain about the photo app’s updated Terms of Service, which some users have concluded allows them to sell your photos to other sites:
— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) December 18, 2012
Instagram swears that deadmau5 and other have misinterpreted the new policies. Written in the typically dense and needlessly complicated format of all TOS, the announcement on Monday left most users scratching their heads trying to figure out exactly what has changed. Seth Green of Robot Chicken fame put it this way:
— Seth Green (@SethGreen) December 18, 2012
Once again, Instagram claims that they will not sell users’ photos for advertising purposes, but according to Social Media Law, that’s exactly what the new terms allow for. Yet another reminder to be careful what you post on the internet.
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