There is no doubt that one of the purest forms of power in our days is information. It is the single most important thing for influencing large masses and steering them in a certain direction, both literally and figuratively speaking. This makes companies like Facebook or Google the most powerful corporate entities on the planet, bar none.
If you’ve been reading this blog you probably know that Facebook has acquired Instagram earlier this year ( article covering the merger ). Even so, the company remains a separate entity from a legal point of view and is also ran by the same people. Due to its popularity even before the acquisition, Instagram has managed to gather quite a lot of personal information from its users. As expected, after Facebook took over command of the company, it also took over property of this personal data. Normally this would mean that Facebook executives can now use all of it in any way they see fit ( cough* to make more money *cough ).
Time will tell how this will play out but one thing is for sure, Facebook will have to revise its policy yet again. Expect changes soon and tune in to find out more about your favorite social network.