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Instagram retreats following backlash (+video)

Instagram, a photo-sharing service acquired by Facebook earlier this year, reversed some of the unpopular proposed changes to its terms of service. The remaining new provisions will go into effect on January 19. 

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Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service, has retreated from some but not all of the controversial changes in its terms of service that prompted a fierce backlash from users earlier this week.

In a blog post on Thursday, Instagram founder and CEO Kevin Systrom apologized for a failure to "communicate our intentions clearly." The terms of service changes pertaining to advertising have been reversed, Systrom said, and restored to what they had been before the changes announced on Monday.

Instagram, which allows people to add filters and effects to photos and share them easily on the Internet, was acquired by Facebook earlier this year for $715 million.


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