According to the famous photo sharing services, these changes will allow users to experience a greater data sharing with Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), one of the largest social networking giants.
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Here is what Instagam’s blog tells about the update:
Instagram states in its policy :
“We may share User Content and your information (including but not limited to, information from cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data, and usage data) with businesses that are legally part of the same group of companies that Instagram is part of, or that become part of that group (“Affiliates”).”
However, Instagram confirms that nothing in the legal update will affect who can see user’s photos. The company assures that the users will have a clear choice over who is able to see their photos when the changes take effect in January 2013.
“Nothing has changed about your photos’ ownership or who can see them”
Instagram believes that the new policies will allow for better spam prevention and system stability by integrating content sharing with the social networking giant, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB).
Though it’s still unclear as to how Instagram is going to use user content to bring it into a mutual benefit of the company and its users, it is indeed notable that this update is one of the early signs of service integration between the two companies ever since the photo sharing service took off its photo integration with Twitter.