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Instagram Apologizes To Users For “Confusing Language”

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By Melony Roy

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Are you confused as to what Instagram can or can’t do with your photos?

After an outcry on social media, Instagram apologized to its 30 million users Tuesday for what it called confusing language, and now says it won’t sell your photos.

CNET senior writer and Allentown native Declan McCullagh, said “They say that they are going to remove the most objectionable language but we haven’t seen the revised version yet. It’s unclear whether it’s going to be enough to satisfy users. I suspect they just don’t want to deal with a user exodus and competitors saying, ‘Come to us, we have better terms of service agreements.’ Yahoo and Google are saying just that.”

The language that caused the uproar appeared in updated policies announced Monday and was scheduled to take effect January 16th. It was intended to be the first big policy change since Facebook bought Instagram in September for $715 million.