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For me, that was going a bit too far, so I decided to delete my Instagram account. It wasn't difficult, and it did not take long. If you want to delete your Instagram account, just follow the simple steps below.
- Before you delete your account, make sure have a backup of your photos. Depending on your settings, you may already have your photos saved on your phone and/or in the cloud, or you can use Instaport, a free utility that allows you to export all of your Instagram photos to other social services or your local hard drive.
Instagram has issued a statement acknowledging they really screwed up and promising to reword their "Privacy" policy, but I don't think I'll be signing back up.
UPDATE: 12/21/2012 @5:31 PM CST
Bowing to the avalanche of negative comments from subscribers, Instagram is reverting to their previous Terms of Service.