6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

CNET News Video: Instagram backpedals on new privacy rules

About Video Transcript

CNET News Video: Instagram backpedals on new privacy rules

1:27 /

Instagram has issued an apology to users concerned that their pictures would be sold for marketing purposes. CNET's Sumi Das has more on how the service's terms of use are changing and how you can protect your photos.

-With its artsy filters and free photo sharing features, Instagram has attracted over 30 million users who upload 5 million pictures daily, but its recent policy changes have left many angry and confused. Initially, it appear Instagram was claiming the right to sell user's photos. In a blog post Tuesday, founder Kevin Systrom wrote that Instagram does not intend to sell photos and would "like to experiment with advertising that feels appropriate." -Instagram really has this problem that it's a free product. People just use it from their android or iPhones, smartphones, and there's no ads. There's no sign-up free. There's no limit on how many pictures you would take. So, it really becomes an instance of how do they make money in the long term. This is really one of those things that they can do. -Despite the backpedal and the assurances of privacy, some users still wanna jump ship. If you choose to delete your Instagram account, that doesn't mean you lose your precious photos. -There's third-party services that will pull all your photos and the original copies. Also, when you use the app, it saves a local copy to your camera roll. So, for people who have been using it on their smartphones or other devices, they should already have a backup. Instagram rivals Flicker and Blipfoto are also more than eager to snap up any Instagram defectors. In San Francisco, I'm Sumi Das, cnet.com for CBC News.

New releases

Luxury tech gifts
2:56 November 28, 2014
The hottest tech for the fattest wallets.
Play video
The Renault Megane 275 Trophy is a Lord of the Ring
8:56 November 27, 2014
When someone dared to take the FWD lap record at the Nürburgring away from Renault, the Frenchmen fought back. The result is the Megane...
Play video
How the Samsung Galaxy Note got its pen in CNET UK podcast 412
20:16 November 27, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy Note almost came with a toothpick, we're going back to "Jurassic World", and BT has its sights on O2 -- or maybe...
Play video
Apple looks to Virtual Reality
4:55 November 26, 2014
Apple is pursuing virtual reality harder than it ever has before. The iPhone 6 can play 4K video, and the best Black Friday deals for...
Play video
Olympus E-PL7's mainstream appeal
2:24 November 26, 2014
A good interchangeable-lens series for budding enthusiasts gets better.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 093: Underwater cities, MST3K's new website, robot security guards and more
23:17 November 26, 2014
On today's show, we discuss a Japanese design firm's plans for a futuristic underwater city, the newest way to watch your favorite...
Play video
Sparing no expense, 'Jurassic World' features Gear smartwatch
2:56 November 26, 2014
Samsung products find a way into the latest "Jurassic Park" movie, Amazon launches Local Services, and Twitter tests coupon offers...
Play video
Tablet tips for traveling with kids
2:47 November 26, 2014
Learn how to use the tech you already have to entertain your kids during a long trip.
Play video