Instagram Data Policy Changes

Have you read this? Like… actually read it? Some interesting things in here…

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Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

I am so impressed with social media, I mean thoroughly impressed! However, as things change and companies/brands turn social media into a money making machine there are aspects that are lost.

For instance, we see here that our activity on Instagram is collected so that ‘people’ can see when we’ve “interacted with an ad the same way” you would on a friends post. Hmmm… think about that for a moment.

THEN we see that different kinds of information from your personal device is collected, “like how you tap and scroll”… hold up… how I tap and scroll? I’m going to shake like a leaf as much as I can from now on. Gotta throw things off here! #StickItToTheMan right?

Maybe it won’t actually work that way. In any case, we read later on that more information is collected from our activity and THEIR PARTNERS!? WHO. IS. THAT!? It’s all shared with “the Facebook Companies” to “personalize your experience, including ads”. But I don’t want ads…ever. NO ADS!

PS – click on the ads here on my blog/vlog & social channels so I can make money to eat.

Moving on, they also will “use and share information for research” and provide a friendly ‘ways to “keep our community safe on Instagram”. They also forget to mention that there’s data that is used to categorize each account or ‘pigeonhole’ each of us into a category.

Finally though, there is something that really peaked my interest near the end. It’s the sentence that says, “includes information about facial recognition”. What details are being captured by my camera and being sent to who? I need to research this some more. I’ve highlighted those things that seemed most interesting to me, that I need to check out in greater detail… when I have more time… whenever that will be!

*shrug* ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Please understand, I am not ‘picking’ on Instagram or Facebook, I’m sure the same things are going on with Google/Alphabet, Apple and Microsoft. Perhaps I’ll share some opinion on those at some point as well, just maybe.

Terms: https://help.instagram.com/581066165581870

Data policy: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

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