Instagram responds: We’re not selling your photos

After more than a day of online outrage and deleted accounts, the photo-sharing service piped up with a response Tuesday, offering potential changes to its controversial new terms of use.

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Instagram posted its new terms of use mid-day on Monday. By mid-afternoon, observers and news sites were posting about the widespread panic those new terms caused, particularly the clause that seemed to indicate that the free photo-sharing service, which Facebook acquired for $1 billion in April, could, without having to ask, place users’ photos in ads.

Instagram stayed quiet for more than 24 hours as some high-profile users encouraged followers to delete their accounts. The company spoke up with a blog post titled “Thank you, and we’re listening” Tuesday afternoon.

“As we review your feedback and stories in the press, we’re going to modify specific parts of the terms to make it more clear what will happen with your photos,” the post, written by Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, states.

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