Instagram sued

SD law firm files suit over new policy, despite backtracking

San Diego's Finkelstein & Krinsk has filed a proposed class action lawsuit in San Francisco against Instagram, which was purchased by Facebook earlier this year for $715 million. According to the publication Business Insider, the suit charges breach of contract, among other claims. In announcing revised terms of service last week, Instagram stirred up a hornet's nest: users feared that Instagram would sell photos without compensation. Instagram brass immediately backtracked, saying, "Instagram has no intention of selling you photos, and we never did." But Instagram retained language giving it the ability to place ads in conjunction with user content. Finkelstein & Krinsk says customers who do not agree with Instagram's terms can cancel their profile but then forfeit rights to photos they had previously shared on the service, says Business Insider.

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