Does Instagram own your photos? – CityNews & 680News

I appeared on CityNews at 6 and 680News to talk about Instagram’s change in terms of service and privacy policy with reporters Saphia Khambalia and Momin Qureshi.


Instagram published the following update blog post and revised terms of service, in response to the public’s reaction:

Earlier this week, we introduced a set of updates to our privacy policy and terms of service to help our users better understand our service. In the days since, it became clear that we failed to fulfill what I consider one of our most important responsibilities – to communicate our intentions clearly. I am sorry for that, and I am focused on making it right.

The concerns we heard about from you the most focused on advertising, and what our changes might mean for you and your photos. There was confusion and real concern about what our possible advertising products could look like and how they would work.

Because of the feedback we have heard from you, we are reverting this advertising section to the original version that has been in effect since we launched the service in October 2010.

You can see the updated terms here.

Going forward, rather than obtain permission from you to introduce possible advertising products we have not yet developed, we are going to take the time to complete our plans, and then come back to our users and explain how we would like for our advertising business to work.

You also had deep concerns about whether under our new terms, Instagram had any plans to sell your content. I want to be really clear: Instagram has no intention of selling your photos, and we never did. We don’t own your photos – you do.

Finally, there was also confusion about how widely shared and distributed your photos are through our service. The distribution of your content and photos is governed by our privacy policy, and always has been. We have made a small change to our terms to make that as clear as possible.

You can view the current terms and privacy policy, as well as review the updated terms and privacy policy that will take effect on January 19, 2013.

I’m proud that Instagram has a community that feels so strongly about a product we all love. I’m even more proud that you feel empowered to be vocal and approach us with constructive feedback to help us build a better product. Thank you for your feedback, and I look forward to all that Instagram has to bring in the New Year.

Thank you,

Kevin Systrom co-founder, Instagram

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Christmas wish-list for a tech lover – 680News

I sat down with Patrick Luciani to talk about my top holiday picks from smartphones, to tablet, to books!  Take a listen to these three radio spots below.

CLICK HERE for Radio Spot #1  |  CLICK HERE for Radio Spot #2  |  CLICK HERE for Radio Spot #3

If you have a tech-lover on your holiday gift list, finding that perfect gadget may seem a bit daunting.

In an attempt to make gift giving easier, 680News sat down with Cityline tech expert Winston Sih who gave his top 5 gift ideas for the gadget-geek in your life.


1) Motorola RAZR 4G for Rogers

  • Lightning fast 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and a cool 1GB of RAM – listen to music, check the score, and have your email refresh all at the time, without delay
  • Super durable Kevlar® fiber and Corning® Gorilla® Glass screen with splash-guard coating- drop it, scratch it or toss it in your bag without any fear of damage
  • The Motorola MotoCast app gives you the power to stream or download content from your PC straight to your device – no uploading, your personal library is always within reach


2) HTC Jetstream ANDROID LTE tablet for Rogers

  • Tri-band HSPA+/Quad-band EDGE for connectivity on the Rogers 4G HSPA+ network and roaming in over 190 countries.
  • 10” (1280 x 800) HD touchscreen
  • 32 GB capacity plus supports up to 32 GB expandable microSD memory.
  • 8MP rear camera for 1080p HD video capture, 1.3MP front camera for video calling.
  • Easy pre-loaded access to Rogers My Account, urMusic™, Rogers On Demand, MacLeans™, Sportsnet™ and the Gameloft store.

Navigating on the go

3) TomTom GO LIVE 1535M + HD Traffic, NEW to Canada

  • One of their newest GPS units, touch screen, running for $269.
  • Offers their NEW Canadian HD Traffic feature, updating realtime speed information.
  • Displays Yelp, TripAdvisor and Expedia reviews.

For the book worms out there

4) Kobo eReader

  • Available at Chapters/Indigo book stores, allows you to carry up to 1000 books anywhere you go
  • Three models from Wifi, to touch screen, to colour screen running Android OS
  • All run between $109.99 to $199.99

5) Steve Jobs biography – $37.99 Canadian retail

  • In light of the passing of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, this book highlights his early steps of what is one of the biggest electronics companies today, bringing innovations from Macs, to iPods, to iPhones, to iPads.
  • He details his early days in life, all the way to what made Apple the company it is today.
  • Available in hardcover, eBook, or audio book form
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