Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Instagram privacy uproar: Why it's absurd, in three nearly identical sentences. [Slate]

Another timely information responsibility case study
"Systrom is right to apologize for the murky language. It would be fun to see tech blogs apologize in turn for misleading their readers by running with a sensational story before taking the time to make sure it's true, but that's not going to happen. On the bright side, by interpreting the confusing policy in the most alarming possible light, the tech press has forced Instagram to toe the line more carefully than it otherwise might have. That's a win for users—although perhaps not the ones who took time out of their day to download all their photos, delete all their accounts, and switch to another service. Their Instagram account names, photos, and followers are never coming back."
Instagram privacy uproar: Why it's absurd, in three nearly identical sentences.
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