In its first big policy shift since Facebook bought the photo-sharing site, Instagram claims the right to sell users’ photos without payment or notification. Oh, and there’s no way to opt out. To all you “Instagram Artists” – you’re fucked. [please click on headline to read article].
Seems that our friends at Facebook have exercised their muscle and made some changes to the Instagram Terms and Conditions. Back in April, when I told you all about the purchase of Instagram by FB, I made the prophetic comment that “the internet slowly moves to becoming an all knowing and all privacy-invading monopoly”.
If i was wrong about anything, it’s only because I said “slowly”.
If the events of the last few days is not seen as a wake-up call to the American nation (and the world), then nothing will get their hands out of the sand. Shame on the politicians and lawmakers for being weak and shame on those who hide behind the “right to own guns”. Grow up – this isn’t a movie and you’re not the cowboy who rides into town to save the day.
There has been yet another mass shooting, something that now seems to occur on a monthly basis. Every time another tragedy like this occurs, gun advocates make the same arguments about why we can’t possibly do anything to restrict the weaponization of our culture. Here’s a guide to what they’ll be saying in the coming days:
1. Now isn’t the time to talk about guns.
We’re going to hear this over and over, and not just from gun advocates; Jay Carney said it to White House reporters today. But if we’re not going to talk about it now, when are we going to talk about it? After Sandy hit the East Coast, no one said, “Now isn’t the time to talk about disaster preparedness; best leave that until it doesn’t seem so urgent.” When there’s a terrorist attack, no one says, “Now isn’t the time to talk about terrorism.” Nowl…
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