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Facebook has a long history of privacy blunders that have angered and alienated its one billion users, the vast majority of whom don't seem offended enough to leave the service. So perhaps it's fitting that Instagram, the photo-sharing service that Facebook paid a cool $1 billion for this year, just had a privacy gaffe of its own. After proposing a new terms of service agreement that seemingly would have allowed it to sell users' digital pics to ad agencies, Instagram quickly went into damage-control mode, clarifying in a blog post that it had no intention of allowing user photos to be used in ads.
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