Tech Bytes, Monday January 28

By: Monday January 28, 2013 2:05 pm

Welcome to Data Privacy Day! To celebrate the fact that, well, we don’t have very much….


The REAL danger in Instagram’s new Terms of Use: forced arbitration

By: Wednesday December 26, 2012 1:41 pm

Once the new terms take effect, existing users will have only 30 days to opt out. New users will have only 30 days after they join. And if you want to opt out, you’ll have to have to do it by snail mail. The only other choice: Cancel your Instagram account. But, according to lawyers who are suing Instagram, if you do that, you lose all rights to photos you’ve already uploaded.

All Your Instagrams Are Belong to Us

By: Tuesday December 18, 2012 9:54 am

Three months after they acquired Instagram, Facebook launches a completely audacious intellectual property rights grab. Unless you delete your Instagram account by the January 16 deadline, they claim the right to license any public Instagrams uploaded after that date “without any compensation to you,” in perpetuity…and you can’t opt out. As Declan McCullagh notes, this [...]

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