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Instagram reverses thrusters after user anger over privacy threat*

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

CEO Kevin Systrom quickly reversed course today, saying a change in language in its user agreement that caused a furor would be taken out. SF Business Times’ Patrick Hoge updates. The changes at Facebook-owned Instagram appeared to open the door to users’ shared photos being used in ads. It was to take place Jan. 16. Now, after the negative outpouring, Facebook/Instagram is saying never mind.

Here’s a line from AP’s story about the original move that’s classic, and no doubt amped up the negative feedback:

Instagram announced the change in a blog post, but didn’t explain its intentions.


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