In the official blog post of the service, the excuse for taking this action was to facilitate the sharing of information between Instagram and Facebook:
Now what this really means in practice is that Facebook will have access to Instagram profile and image information and be able to share it with advertising companies, as the company intends to make Instagram a profitable service by including advertisements on the site.
Another rather bold point is the fact that these new company rules are the power to freely exploit users' images without having to pay for them. Thus, Instagram becomes the copyright owner of the photographs and may use them commercially in any way they choose, including transferring the right to business partners.
In fact, this is not new to Facebook users, as the company reserves the right to posts and images posted on the service.
It appears that if the images posted to your profile are set to private, you do not risk having an image of you on the cover of a Facebook ad or one of the thousands of Mark Zuckerberg social network partner companies.
Profile> Settings> Photo Privacy
When you use a service, there are often charges that are paid in kind. In the case of Instagram and Facebook, these are services that claim to be free, but increasingly shows that to enjoy their platforms, users pay a very high price. Remember, when the free product, make no mistake, because the product you.
According to Kurt Opsahl of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, there is no term that identifies what happens if a user terminates the service account after January 16, 2013, which raises the question that, in this case, that same user can grant Facebook has an irrevocable right to sell these images in perpetual form.
Finally, the option to continue using the Instagram services of each user registered in the platform. Today, December 18, 2012, it's been six days since I closed my Facebook account for not agreeing with the company's policy, among other things. Today, December 18, 2012, we are no longer part of Instagram either. As I said, it is a question that should be taken by each of the users, whether or not to use a service that demands too much personal information.
Image: knipseline / pixelio.de
Additional sources: Cnet; EFF; Bits Blog NY Times; Instagram; St. Paul's Sheet