Under the new terms, Instagram can also share User Content and your information with businesses that are “legally part of the same group of companies that Instagram is part of”. In other words, Facebook now has access to Instagram user data. The social networking behemoth is allowed to use this information to “help provide, understand and improve” both its own and Instagram’s service…
According to Instagram’s blog post:
TechCrunch points us to the “Information Storage” section explaining Instagram can transfer the data it collects on you, “including personal information across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world”.
It was confirmed last week that Facebook and Instagram profiles will merge into one.
Unified profiles should include people’s personal data from Facebook and from Instagram. Facebook’s VP of global marketing solutions Carolyn Everson also confirmed that “monetization” will be coming to Instagram so you better brace yourself for some ads.
Just recently, Instagram brought us Facebook-like web profiles and previously rolled out automatic translation of Instagram @mentions to correct Twitter usernames in tweets. However, as Twitter steps onto Intsagram’s toes with photo filters, the two services have been at odds lately.
Instagram even pulled support for Twitter’s feature that renders Instagram URLs so tweeting links to Instagram photos no longer makes it possible to view images in-line on Twitter.
Are you worried about the new Instagram-Facebook data sharing policy?