BBC News – Instagram “suicide note” seeks right to sell access to photos to advertisers


Instagram signs its “Suicide Note.” They say you “own” your photos, but they can do whatever they want with it. What’s “ownership” without control?

A notice updating the privacy policy on the Instagram site said: “We may share your information as well as information from tools like cookies, log files, and device identifiers and location data with organisations that help us provide the service to you… and third-party advertising partners.”"To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you,” it said in its terms of use.

So they could put your Instagram photo plus your name and photo on any advertising site with the caption, “Chris Vaughan enjoys watching beautiful sunsets like this while drinking Duff Beer.” All without asking your permission.

via BBC News – Instagram seeks right to sell access to photos to advertisers.

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