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Instagram, the photo-sharing app that started out like any other in the App Store and then catapulted into the hands of Facebook, is making some changes to its privacy policy and Terms of Use; changes that some are calling its “suicide note.” You may want to listen up. 

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The changes have Facebook written all over them, as they say that users must be at least 13 years of age to use the app and can’t pull a Chief Keef and post porn on the site. OK, not too bad yet. 

But things get muddled when the policy reads that they will use your name and photos for ads without any payment to you. 

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Spooky! Check it out below. 

Some or all of the Service may be supported by advertising revenue. To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you. If you are under the age of eighteen (18), or under any other applicable age of majority, you represent that at least one of your parents or legal guardians has also agreed to this provision (and the use of your name, likeness, username, and/or photos (along with any associated metadata) on your behalf.

First Instagram and Twitter cut ties, now the photo sharing app is promising to, well, share your photos for profit without your consent. 

Be careful what you post, you could be the next face of an Instagram Everest ad. 

Grab your lawyer friend and check out the terms of use for Instagram here. 

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