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  • Instagram, clarifying earlier policy change, says users' photos won't appear in ads

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    Published 12/18/2012 18:54:46
    Instagram, clarifying earlier policy change, says users' photos won't appear in ads
    FILE - In this Monday, April 9, 2012, file photo, Instagram is demonstrated on an iPhone, in New York. Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service that Facebook bought this year, is the target of a storm of outrage on Twitter and other sites after the company announced Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 a change in its user agreement that hinted that it might use shared photos in ads. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof, File)

    SAN FRANCISCO - Instagram says it will revise a planned update to its service agreement after confusion about its intent led to widespread user complaints.

    At issue is whether users' photos can be part of advertisements, on and off Instagram.

    The mobile photo-sharing company said in a blog post Tuesday that it has no plans to put users' photos in advertisements.

    That said, Instagram maintains that it was created to become a business and would like to experiment with various forms of advertisements to make money.

    The new policy will take effect Jan. 16.

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