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Facebook to Provide Users Details on How it Makes Money

Facebook said it would clarify when people share their own content

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The updates, effective from July 31, are the result of Facebook's work with the European Consumer Protection Cooperation Network . Pixabay

Facebook has announced to introduce new terms of service, providing its over 2 billion users more details on how it makes money, removes harmful content and takes care of users’ intellectual property rights.

The updates, effective from July 31, are the result of Facebook’s work with the European Consumer Protection Cooperation Network and inputs from ongoing conversations with regulators, policymakers and consumer protection experts around the world, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

“We include more details on how we make money, including a new introduction explaining that we don’t charge you money to use our products because businesses and organizations pay us to show you ads,” noted Anna Benckert, Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Facebook.

Facebook said it would clarify when people share their own content — like photos and videos — and they continue to own the intellectual property rights in that content.

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Facebook has announced to introduce new terms of service, providing its over 2 billion users. Pixabay

“You grant us permission to do things like display that content, and that permission ends when the content is deleted from Facebook. This is how many online services work and has always been the case on Facebook,” Benckert added.

Facebook is also providing more detail about what happens when people delete content they have shared.

For example, when you delete something you’ve posted, it’s no longer visible but it can take up to 90 days to be removed from our systems.

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“We don’t sell your personal data,” it added. (IANS)

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Here’s Why Instagram Users Want to ‘Throw Away’ the App Now

However, unlike usually, Instagram has not yet addressed this outage

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Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are displayed on an iPhone, March 13, 2019, in New York. VOA

Photo-messaging app Instagram’s users want to “throw away” the app as it suffered a major outage yet again that did not let users from around the world to access the Facebook-owned app.

According to outage reviewing and monitoring website DownDetector’s report on Tuesday, Instagram was hit by the outage just past 10 a.m. PT and it affected users in the US, UK and across Europe.

Fed up with repeated outages, users took to Twitter and reported Instagram’s crash, expressing their frustration.

“How many times are you gonna f*****g do this? I think we should throw @Instagram away #instagramdown,” a user tweeted.

“Man to hell with that Area 51 raid. We are gonna raid @Instagram HQ if they don’t get their shit together #instagramdown,” a tweet read.

“My Instagram is not working and at this point, I’m not even surprised #instagramdown,” another user tweeted.

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FILE – The Instagram icon is displayed on a mobile screen in Los Angeles. VOA

While the hashtag #InstagramDown was trending on Twitter people also made sure they tagged Instagram’s official handle on the posts.

“@Instagram headquarters must see that we are tweeting #InstagramDown for the 12712450th time this year,” a user wrote.

Hong Kong-based social media website 9GAG, famous for its memes and GIFs, tweeted: “If it keeps happening like this, we will run out of GIFs to post! #InstagramDown.”

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Now that the outages are becoming more frequent, its raising concerns amongst people who seem to be considering quitting the app.

However, unlike usually, Instagram has not yet addressed this outage.

Managing a global user-base of over 2.38 billion people, Facebook and its family of apps, including Instagram and WhatsApp, have collectively suffered five major outages in the last four months. Out of all the Facebook’s apps, Instagram has experienced downtime the most. (IANS)