Instagram: Selling Photos ‘Not Our Intention’

    Pictures appear on the smartphone photo sharing application Instagram on April 10, 2012 in Paris, one day after Facebook announced a billion-dollar-deal to buy the startup behind Instagram. The free mini-program lets people give classic looks to square photos using "filters" and then share them at Twitter, Facebook or other social networks. AFP PHOTO THOMAS COEX        (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/GettyImages)


    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?

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