Flickr has changed hands many times and become less popular with the rise of photo sharing apps such as Instagram. The service recently announced changes to its free account storage limits. If 1,000 images and videos isn't enough, some users may want to purchase a Flickr Pro subscription. Others may decide to move away from the service.
You'd think by now that some headway would have been made against the incessant nuisance calls that we all receive on a daily basis, considering how long its been going on and how many complaints are made to the Federal Trade Commission. Last year the FTC received an average of 375,000 complaints per month according to its end of year report to Congress.
Concerned about privacy when using popular apps like Instagram? One news story after another highlighting data breaches and undisclosed app activity has some iPhone owners on edge. The fact that Facebook owns Instagram hasn't exactly made users of the most popular photo sharing platform more comfortable, considering the company's dependence on advertising for revenue. Despite privacy controls on iOS devices, sharing the Camera Roll with apps is easy, but who knows what apps actually do with access to your entire Photo Library?
Aside from deleting your Instagram account entirely, there are steps you can take to protect your data from being exploited by advertisers. Improving Instagram privacy requires checking a few settings and changing what data iPhone owners allow Instagram to access.
Privacy can seem elusive on the iPhone, with apps normally encouraging people to connect. Instagram is no different, with direct messaging features now available within the app. Sending photos or a message to friends inside Instagram can be convenient, but did you know that your activity status is shared with friends?