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Google brings NYC subway alerts to Maps, makes public transit a little more bearable

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Google has offered up New York City subway information via Maps for some time now, but as anyone who's navigated the 100-plus-year-old transit system will happily tell / complain to you, such information is only so useful without info on the requisite service changes -- a lot of work...
Google brings NYC subway alerts to Maps, makes public transit a little more bearable

Quit Instagram, They Said. They're Selling Your Photos, They Said.

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The real world: Quit, verb, to leave (a place), usually permanently. The internet: Quit, verb, to threaten to leave as loudly as possible, usually over something stupid, then do nothing. Some days I feel like the blogosphere is full of paranoid attention whores. Other days, I’m sure of it. Today...
Quit Instagram, They Said. They're Selling Your Photos, They Said.

Instagram Speaks Out On User's Concerns About TOS Changes, Will Have More To Share "Soon"

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As you might have been following this week, Instagram and Facebook made changes to its terms of service that allows Facebook to sell access to user’s photos for advertising purposes. This is much like the backlash that happened with Beacon, in which CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted an apology from the...
Instagram Speaks Out On User's Concerns About TOS Changes, Will Have More To Share "Soon"
Instagram Co-founder Kevin Systrom Says It Is Committed To "Answering Questions And Fixing Mistakes"

How To Explain Your Privacy Policy And Terms Of Service Changes

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Today, I sat down with our own Josh Constine to discuss all of the ruckus having to do with the recent privacy policy and terms of service changes for Instagram and Facebook, which caused a bit of an uproar. There was so much confusion that Instagram’s co-founder, Kevin Systrom, had...
How To Explain Your Privacy Policy And Terms Of Service Changes

Instagram: 'Legal documents are easy to misinterpet'

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Put down those artistically filtered torches and pitchforks: Instagram is dialing back its unpopular terms of service update. After Instagram users began exporting their photos and deleting their accounts en masse, the photo-sharing service on Tuesday wrote a blog post to clarify the terms of service changes that sparked...
Instagram: 'Legal documents are easy to misinterpet'

Twitter gobbles up Posterous team

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Twitter announced it has acquired blogging and sharing platform Posterous in what appears to be an acquisition of talent. No details about the acquisition were released but Posterous Spaces will remain up and running for the time being though it’s unclear how long that will last. On its blog, Twitter...
Twitter gobbles up Posterous team

Instagram alternatives, steps to consider before deleting your account

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The dustup over Instagram's terms of service changes earlier this week has many users looking for alternatives to the popular photo-sharing site. Instagram chief executive and co-founder Kevin Systrom reassured users that they a) still own their photos, b) won't see them in advertisements, and c) have the same amount...
Instagram alternatives, steps to consider before deleting your account

Finally! Google Maps Now Shows Subway Service Alerts, Closed Stations, Rerouted Trains

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In its progressive/penny-pinching efforts to be a tech-forward transit agency, the MTA has outsourced much of its app development to outside firms and open-source programmers. Among the innovations out there, this meant the MTA’s official trip planner was integrated with Google Maps, as has been the case since 2008....
Finally! Google Maps Now Shows Subway Service Alerts, Closed Stations, Rerouted Trains
Planned NYC Subway changes now built in to Google Maps

Today in Healthcare: Wednesday 6 June

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News, comment, blogposts and tweets across the sector5.21pm: Lizzi Easterbrook writesThat's all from the blog today. We hope it has provided you with an insight into all the health news from today and over the Jubilee weekend. If there is anything you want us to include on the blog tomorrow,...
Today in Healthcare: Wednesday 6 June
Instagram loses 25% of daily active users after terms of service debacle

Instagram Surpasses 100 Million Active Users

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After nearly two and a half years on the market, Instagram has surpassed the 100 million active user mark. The milestone comes just over a month after Instagram began releasing its active user numbers for the first time, in the wake of wide spread rumors that the service was bleeding...
Instagram Surpasses 100 Million Active Users

Instagram Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Related To Last Week's Change Of Service Terms

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Instagram just got a lump of coal in its stocking: a class action lawsuit, which was filed in response to its change of service terms last week. Reuters reports that a California Instagram user has leveled breach of contract and other claims against Instagram owner Facebook. In response, Facebook told Reuters “we believe...
Instagram Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Related To Last Week's Change Of Service Terms

Instagram Walks Back Ad Language, But Leaves the Door Open

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Instagram has taken another step to mollify users who balked at the photo-sharer’s recent terms of service changes. But it has left itself plenty of room to maneuver. Co-founder Kevin Systrom says the company will change part of its new contract with users that deals with advertising, and will use the...
Instagram Walks Back Ad Language, But Leaves the Door Open

Instagram Rolls Back Terms Of Service Changes, Rolls Out New "Mayfair" Filter

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The Web has spoken. And it wants your paws off of its little-square-filtered-photos, thank you very much. In response to a tidal wave of backlash among users, Instagram has rolled back the portion of its new Terms of Service agreement that pertains to advertising. Instagram users seized on the section's language,...
Instagram Rolls Back Terms Of Service Changes, Rolls Out New "Mayfair" Filter
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Instagram passes 100M monthly active users, marking growth of 11% in just 40 days

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Popular photo sharing network Instagram has announced that there are now 100 million monthly active users, marking 11.11% growth in just over a month since its announcement of 90M MAUs last month. Instagram crosses the 100M mark just two and a half years after its 2010 launch. Instagram was said to...
Instagram passes 100M monthly active users, marking growth of 11% in just 40 days
New York City Subways Are Getting A New Touchscreen Network

Facebook stock drops after NY Post botches Instagram story

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Facebook shares fell 2.9 percent this morning following a report from the New York Post that Instagram had lost about a quarter of its daily active users. The stock started to recover as outlets began to poke holes in the Post’s story, but shares are still down about 1 percent from...
Facebook stock drops after NY Post botches Instagram story
Instagram launches NYE site for all those embarassing photos you'll take tonight
Verizon preparing to raise FiOS broadband speeds and prices?

Instagram faces lawsuit for terms of service changes

www.computerworld.com
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Instagram over the company's controversial update to its terms of service last week....
Instagram faces lawsuit for terms of service changes

Google Trusted Stores rolls out after successful trials

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The official Google blog has outed its Trusted Stores program for merchants. Previously mentioned during the Product Search service changes last week, the program will give merchants' customers up to $1,000 of lifetime purchase protection, and a way to check the quality of a merchant with an online report card.......
Google Trusted Stores rolls out after successful trials
National Weather Service changes warning policies in response to Hurricane Sandy

Analysis: Some Facebook Privacy Issues Are Real, Some Are Not

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Facebook has consistently pushed its users to make more personal information public over the last several years. It believes doing so will allow it to offer better products to users, and the marketers and developers who want to reach them. But some users, privacy groups and politicians have matched its...
Analysis: Some Facebook Privacy Issues Are Real, Some Are Not

North Korea heeds Eric Schmidt's comments, plans 3G mobile Web services - but only for foreigners

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North Korea’s tech space has been the subject of much interest over recent months — thanks in no small measure to Google’s Eric Schmidt stopping by — and that appears to be the trigger behind today’s news that authorities are opening up mobile Internet services. The AP reports — via...
North Korea heeds Eric Schmidt's comments, plans 3G mobile Web services - but only for foreigners

Guerrilla Subway Etiquette Posters: Don't Be Gross Or Rude

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Via ANIMAL Now here are some subway signs we support! Artist jayshells surveyed people on their top (non-MTA related) pet-peeves while riding the subway, and instead of taking the complaints to the internet, he's addressing them offline. He told Animal, "I narrowed the results down to the top ten...
Guerrilla Subway Etiquette Posters: Don't Be Gross Or Rude

Zynga: Investors Only Really Have Two Things to Worry About With Facebook

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(facebook.com) Zynga mentioned Facebook 204 times in its S-1 filing. Zynga's fortune is Facebook's fortune, so we wondered, what keeps the game maker up at night? Zynga had plenty of concerns about its dependency on Facebook: terms of service changes, changes to the credits policy, changes to the way it...
Zynga: Investors Only Really Have Two Things to Worry About With Facebook

9 Sneaky Terms of Service Changes At Beloved Online Services: Skype, Geico, Stubhub, More

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Everyone hears when Facebook and Instagram get greedy with your data, but dozens of others are chipping away at your privacy in ever-changing fine print you agree to without blinking. Docracy tracks ToS changes to show you just what you're giving up. The thought of having to constantly revisit...
9 Sneaky Terms of Service Changes At Beloved Online Services: Skype, Geico, Stubhub, More
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