Image:  Fashionentlaw


BY JASMINE BAILEY
ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER


You’ve heard the saying “what’s mine is yours.” Well now what’s Instagram’s is Facebook’s— including your information.


The photo-sharing app announced it will implement a few changes to its privacy policy by the beginning of 2013. And although they will now share your data with owner, Facebook…


They took to their blog to urge users that nothing will change about your photo’s ownership or who can see what you post.
 

“Our updated privacy policy helps Instagram function more easily as part of Facebook…This means we can do things like fight spam more effectively, detect system and reliability problems more quickly, and build better features for everyone...

 

But a writer for Techcrunch isn’t surprised that Instagram and Facebook would make changes in favor of more information sharing. They will definitely get more cozy with each other where user info is concerned.


And a writer for CNET points out that spam protecting wouldn't be the only benefit of the policy change. But the sharing of data with quote, “affiliates” ie— Facebook also means another advantage for the companies.


“Advertising! Instagram also separately notes that it "may" (translation: will almost certainly) share user data with third-party advertisers.”


USA Today reports — Instagram’s announcement comes on the heels of Facebook making some privacy changes of its own, just last week.


"…including opening up Timelines to public view, shortcuts for reviewing privacy settings and better explanations to users on where their content can be accessed. [Those] changes are expected to take place by the end of the year."


Instagram's changes will take effect on January 16, 2013.




 

 

Instagram Announces User Info To Be Shared With Facebook

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Dec 17, 2012

Instagram Announces User Info To Be Shared With Facebook

 

Image:  Fashionentlaw


BY JASMINE BAILEY
ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER


You’ve heard the saying “what’s mine is yours.” Well now what’s Instagram’s is Facebook’s— including your information.


The photo-sharing app announced it will implement a few changes to its privacy policy by the beginning of 2013. And although they will now share your data with owner, Facebook…


They took to their blog to urge users that nothing will change about your photo’s ownership or who can see what you post.
 

“Our updated privacy policy helps Instagram function more easily as part of Facebook…This means we can do things like fight spam more effectively, detect system and reliability problems more quickly, and build better features for everyone...

 

But a writer for Techcrunch isn’t surprised that Instagram and Facebook would make changes in favor of more information sharing. They will definitely get more cozy with each other where user info is concerned.


And a writer for CNET points out that spam protecting wouldn't be the only benefit of the policy change. But the sharing of data with quote, “affiliates” ie— Facebook also means another advantage for the companies.


“Advertising! Instagram also separately notes that it "may" (translation: will almost certainly) share user data with third-party advertisers.”


USA Today reports — Instagram’s announcement comes on the heels of Facebook making some privacy changes of its own, just last week.


"…including opening up Timelines to public view, shortcuts for reviewing privacy settings and better explanations to users on where their content can be accessed. [Those] changes are expected to take place by the end of the year."


Instagram's changes will take effect on January 16, 2013.




 

 

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