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Instagram Speaks Out On Users’ Concerns About TOS Changes, Will There Be A Beacon-Like Apology?

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As you might have been following this week, Instagram and Facebook made changes to its terms of service and privacy policy that allows Facebook to sell access to user’s photos for advertising purposes.

This is much like the backlash that happened with Beacon, in which CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted an apology from the company in 2007. Today, Instagram has responded in a tweet, suggesting that it would be sharing more soon, based on its user’s concerns.

The company also posted on Facebook.

What will come of this, we’re not sure of yet. But the fact of the matter is that as more people learn about what the terms of service changes mean, the more uncomfortable they are with sharing photos on the service.

People from prominent Twitter users to Mark Zuckerberg’s own sister, have shared their concern about the changes. Here’s what Zuckerberg said in his Beacon…

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UK Charity Tax U-Turn

Today it was announced by the UK Treasury that the controversial plans to restrict tax relief on charitable donations have been ditched by Chancellor George Osborne.

The cap – which limited relief at £50,000 or 25% of income – was proposed in Mr Osborne’s March 21 Budget caused outcry among many charities which stated that they would lose a substantial proportion of their income as the cap would deter many from making donations.

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