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SELLING PHOTOS Instagram Selling Photos ‘Not Our Intention’ THOMAS COEX

Instagram: Selling Photos ‘Not Our Intention’

Instagrammers, relax. After the photo-sharing site’s controversial new Terms of Service sparked outrage Tuesday, the company’s co-founder Kevin Systrom spoke out to clarify concerns. Systrom assured users that it is not the company’s “intention” to sell personal photos, or to use them as advertisements. He placed full blame for the misunderstanding on Instagram itself for “confusing” language in the Terms of Service. The purpose of the changes, he says, are to “create meaningful ways to help [users] discover new and interesting accounts, while building a self-sustaining business at the same time.” Hmm, why are we still suspicious?

December 18, 2012 5:49 PM