Yesterday we reported that Instagram had updated its terms of service along with its privacy policy, and due to the choice of wording, many users of Instagram had interpreted the updated policies to mean that the company basically had the right to sell your photographs to advertisers without your explicit permission. Naturally this resulted in a lot of outrage amongst Instagram users, some of whom suggested abandoning the service and perhaps look for an alternative, such as Flickr or even Twitter. Perhaps they did not mean it that way, or perhaps Instagram decided that this wasn’t the way to go, but in their blog, Instagram’s CEO Kevin Systrom wrote out a post explaining what those updated policies meant, and at the same time insisted that they have absolutely no intention of selling your photos. Systrom also stated in the blog that Instagram will be updating its policies in order to make the language a bit more clear and easier to understand. In the meantime if you’d like to read the full rundown, head on over to Instagram’s blog for the details.

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