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Facebook to share data with Instagram, loosen email rules

Published on Nov 22, 2012 6:15 AM
 
Facebook is proposing to combine user data with that of recently acquired photo-sharing service Instagram, and will loosen restrictions on emails between members of the social network. -- PHOTO: AFP

SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Facebook is proposing to combine user data with that of recently acquired photo-sharing service Instagram, and will loosen restrictions on emails between members of the social network.

Facebook also said on Wednesday it is proposing to scrap a 4-year old process that can allow the social network's roughly 1 billion users to vote on changes to its policies and terms of services.

Facebook said it may share information between its own service and other businesses or affiliates that Facebook owns to"help provide, understand, and improve our services and their own services."

One of Facebook's most significant affiliate businesses is Instagram, a photo-sharing service for smartphone users that Facebook acquired in October for roughly US$715 million (S$880 million).

 
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