A class action lawsuit has been filed against Facebook’s recently acquired Instagram due to the changes in the business’ terms of service updates. The suit, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, mainly focuses on the policy revolving around the sale of user information to third party advertisers recognized or unknown.
With the immediate backlash against the proposed changes Instagram apologized, saying they would go back to the former policy in regards to the advertisements. Within their recognition of the comeuppance they want “to be clear: it is not our intention to sell your photos” (Instagram) insisting that their meaning was completely misinterpreted.
The Facebook-owned image-editing/hosting application is alleged to unjustly force users to quit the application and delete their accounts if they do not wish to comply or agree to the sale of their information. Continued use of the service as of January 16th was to be considered blanket agreement to all terms.
In short, Instagram states that ‘possession is nine-tenths of the law and if you don’t like it, you can’t stop us’ the law firm added. Facebook has disputed stated that this lawsuit is ‘without merit’.
“Thank You, and We’re Listening”. Instagram, December 19, 2012,