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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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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 18, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 18, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. In the wake of the Instagram controversy, today we broke down the company's new Terms of Service to examine what they really mean while telling you how you can ditch Instagram for good, if that's what you want to do. We also told you about five services that would make a good replacement for Instagram, while the company's co-founder wrote a blog post in an attempt to clear some things up. Instagram controversy aside, today Google Play launched a free alternative to iTunes Match, while Twitter shot past the 200 million monthly active users mark.

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Instagram co-founder responds to user outrage

Instagram co-founder responds to user outrage

If you felt a disturbance in the force earlier today, it was probably the Internet losing its collective cool over Instagram's new Terms of Service, which go into effect on January 16, 2013. We picked apart the new Terms in the latest installment of SlashGear 101, and while there are a few questionable Terms you'll be agreeing to, the major sticking point with users comes in an entry that outlines what Instagram can do with the photos you take. In short, by signing these new Terms of Service, you're giving Instagram permission "a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the Content that you post on or through the Service."

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Five Instagram Alternatives you’re going to love

Five Instagram Alternatives you’re going to love

It's time to get real about jumping out of the Instagram boat now that several striking new rules have been added to their Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You'll want to have a peek at the post SlashGear 101: Does Instagram own my photos? and carry on accordingly. If you want to keep sharing fun-looking photos with filters galore and you want to get away from Instagram, by all means, have a peek at the short list we've got here.

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SlashGear 101: Does Instagram own my photos?

SlashGear 101: Does Instagram own my photos?

The short answer is no, Instagram doesn't own anything of yours (at the moment) - but once January 16th, 2013 rolls around, there's a few more words attached to that simple assurance. What we're talking about today is the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy updates to Instagram laid down this week that'll be taking effect on the 16th of January, 2013, many of them put in place to better tie them up with Facebook as their new owner. What many have found right out of the box is a few key phrases that appear very much to have Instagram taking control of the entirety of your library of photos hosted with them - we're going to talk briefly here about what their jargon actually has to say.

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Instagram tweaks policies: Facebook data sharing from January 16 2013

Instagram tweaks policies: Facebook data sharing from January 16 2013

Instagram's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service will allow for greater data sharing with Facebook as of January 16 2013, the company has confirmed, though it insists nothing in the legal tweaks will affect who can see users' photos. "Nothing has changed about your photos’ ownership or who can see them" Instagram says, suggesting that the new policies will basically allow for better spam prevention and system stability by combining data with that coming from Facebook.

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Twitter tried to buy Instagram for $525 million

Twitter tried to buy Instagram for $525 million

At this point, most people know that Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion. More details on the deal between Facebook and Instagram have surfaced indicating that Facebook significantly outbid twitter. Reuters reports that twitter made a bid weeks before Facebook swooped in with $1 billion of roughly half that amount.

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Flickr for iPhone app takes on Instagram

Flickr for iPhone app takes on Instagram

Yahoo has launched a new Flickr app for iPhone, completely reworking the interface and throwing in some Instagram-style filters. Flickr Groups has also been properly injected into the mobile software, with the ability to browse through different groups, see the photos that have been shared, and comment on them. It's also of course possible to upload your own images.

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Twitter blasts Instagram with filter app update… but where is it?

Twitter blasts Instagram with filter app update… but where is it?

Twitter's updated mobile app with added photo filters to offset the pain of lost Instagram integration was an unsurprising announcement yesterday, but the iOS version of the software is still yet to show up for users. The new app introduces eight filters, including Black and White, Warm, Cool, Vintage, Cinematic, and Happy, which can be applied to shots prior to sharing them. However, head over to the App Store, and you'll only find Twitter for iOS v5.1 [iTunes link], dating back to November 15 and lacking any sort of photo filters.

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