PSA: Instagram’s new (and old) terms of service go into effect today

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Instagram’s controversy-ridden new terms of service (TOS) and privacy policy go into effect today, but without the language that set off a frenzy of hysteria among users and the media last month. Originally, Instagram planned to include a new advertising section that would have actually benefited users by outlining how the company could display user photos, but widely-reported misconceptions led many to heap criticism on the photo sharing platform. In response, Instagram ultimately chose to retract those changes, with founder Kevin Systrom vowing “Instagram has no intention of selling your photos, and we never did.” Yet the company has gained more leeway by reinstating the previous text: specific details as to when and how Instagram may…

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