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Instagram’s active users cut in half while Facebook fights loss claims

Instagram’s active users cut in half while Facebook fights loss claims

This week there's been more than one claim against the growing state of Facebook and its most powerful purchased ecosystem: Instagram. What we're seeing for the latter is a chart from AppStats that cuts their active user numbers in half, while Facebook is facing claims that they've lost 600,000 users in a month. That's not a whole lot compared to the number of people who use Facebook every day, but you'll find that Facebook isn't about to see claims against its popularity go unchecked.

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Instagram use surges on iOS and Android, falls 25% on Facebook

Instagram use surges on iOS and Android, falls 25% on Facebook

It would appear that the real impact of the Instagram Privacy Policy update (and subsequent revolt on the part of its users) has come to light - a relatively massive 25% decrease in daily users - but there's a catch. While the statistics given by AppData could very well be due in part to Christmas and the holidays in general, a decrease of over 3 million daily users is nothing to scoff at for one of the most-used apps on the market. According to AppData the amount of daily users Instagram is working with fell from 16.4 million to 12.4 million between the week the Privacy Policy changes occurred and now... on Facebook. Meanwhile the app has taken off in popularity in its original iPhone and Android form.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 26, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 26, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone! We're back from a brief holiday break and there was plenty of news waiting for us when we returned, so let's jump into the Wrap-Up. Mark Zuckerberg's sister Randi found herself with a semi-private photo being shared publicly today, which brought up some debate about Facebook's privacy policy. Samsung is expected to ship 500 million smartphones in 2013, while we saw a leaked image of a white BlackBerry X10 handset with a QWERTY keyboard. Instagram is facing a class action lawsuit over the controversial changes to its Terms of Service, despite the fact that it has tried to ease users' minds since the new Terms were announced.

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Instagram Privacy Policy prodded with Class-Action lawsuit

Instagram Privacy Policy prodded with Class-Action lawsuit

The folks responsible for drafting the Instagram Privacy Policy changes that've caused massive amounts of madness over the past few weeks have another chapter to add to their must-read books: a class-action lawsuit in California. This lawsuit has been filed by San Diego-based law firm Finkelstein & Krinsk and targets Facebook - as it were - because of their newly confirmed ownership of Instagram as a whole.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 21, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 21, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone. Depending on who you choose to believe, today was the day it was all supposed to come crashing down, but since that doesn't seem like it'll be happening, let's recap the news from the day and then jump into the weekend, shall we? Today was a historic day aside from being the rumored end of the world, as Psy's ridiculously popular hit Gangnam Style topped 1 billion views on YouTube, officially becoming the first video to do so and beating Justin Bieber to the punch. We had a new Acer-related leak today, with benchmarks for the rumored V350 flagship phone surfacing, as well as images for the ASUS ME172V tablet.

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Instagram iOS and Android update adds new filter, support for 25 languages

Instagram iOS and Android update adds new filter, support for 25 languages

Undoubtedly wanting to put the recent Terms of Service debacle behind it as quickly as possible, Instagram is directing our attention toward a new update for its Android and iOS apps. Most importantly, this update adds support for 25 different languages to the app on both platforms. There's also a little surprise waiting for users who can't ever have enough filters to apply to their photos.

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EyeEm: the best Instagram alternative you’ve never heard of

EyeEm: the best Instagram alternative you’ve never heard of

In the shockwave that is the Facebook-added Terms of Use for Instagram here as 2012 ends and 2013 begins comes the resurgence of the app called EyeEm - a photo snapping, filtering, and sharing app that you've likely never heard of before today. Though EyeEm has been around for many moons now - over a year on some platforms - it's just this month seeing one whole heck of a lot of renewed interest as a massive exodus from Instagram occurs: and as EyeEm is already established not only on the web, iPhone, and Android, but on Windows Phone 8 as well, it's high time this ecosystem got some traffic.

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Instagram took the lazy, sneaky way out

Instagram took the lazy, sneaky way out

Congratulations, internet: your often-ugly filtered photos are safe. Instagram's decision to backtrack on its contentious Terms of Service changes have rolled back the clock to how things used to be, the halcyon days of another usage policy you didn't actually bother reading. Maybe it's a victory for a vocal user-base, but it also seems a missed opportunity for a legitimately useful change in how our rights are expressed in an age where the cloud has become all-pervasive.

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Amid Instagram Madness, What Terms of Use Should Take for Granted

Amid Instagram Madness, What Terms of Use Should Take for Granted

In all the hubbub around the new Instagram Terms of Service, there is one refrain that keeps repeating. It’s one I’ve heard plenty of times before, and it’s the reason I was hesitant to even tackle this issue. I see plenty of pundits saying that I must be an idiot if I did not read the original Terms of Use. I should always read the Terms of Use. What was I expecting? These policies have always already been spelled out in the Terms of Use.

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