Why are are Instagram photostreams available on a third party site?

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Would someone care to explain this site: http://instagram.mitukiii.jp/

If he can code it why can't Instagram themselves, and why are entire photostreams complete with comments publicly available?

And more to the point, how come the images are ending up on Amazon cloud servers when it isn't mentioned in the T&Cs?
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mathew moule

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cant say im impressed with this either. it seems to come from here:
https://github.com/mislav/instagram

seems that anyone can pull this data?
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mathew moule

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stunned that there has been ne responce to this
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DemiLion Photography

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Just a quick reminder of your Terms and Conditions:

Basic Terms


You must not modify, adapt or hack Instagram or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with Instagram.
You must not access Instagram's private API by any other means other than the Instagram iPhone application itself.
You must not crawl, scrape, or otherwise cache any content from Instagram including but not limited to user profiles and photos.
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Where can I find this T&C again?
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mathew moule

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still no response from the instagram team? come on guys, no comment at all? Im not happy about this, its a clear breach of T&C, what other information can be mined?
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no answer again. Sorry guys but thats a massive step back from me, and the lack of reply is very poor form too.
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Official Response
Hi there,

We haven't authorized any sites to access any photos uploaded to Instagram beyond our Terms of Service, and we're taking the necessary steps now to deal with this particular third-party site. We hope to have this resolved soon.
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it would seem that "taking the necessary steps now to deal with this particular third party site" is going to become the mantra for a mis-directed ship,

the people will use the data as they see fit and you cannot successfully grow a company while trying to prevent the "data" from finding itself in places not authorized by Instagram.

Please, instead, focus on your concept, customer service, updates, improvements etc. Otherwise you will die a slow death trying to prevent data "leakage." if your product concept was focused on secure, private image management, then i could see how this wold be a problem. who knows, maybe one of these kids will cause you to realize a new feature, function or otherwise previously undiscovered value that will help distinguish you from the overly crowded iPhone camera app market.

need any strategic or marketing muscle? hit me up, please.

tris@deepfeel.com
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I disagree Tris, T&C need to be adhered to, having code in the wild that effectively renders those T&C dead makes users unhappy people, and services are nothing without customers. Companies that are fast and lose with data die a death. Its not hard to focus on product development and security. Your post smacks of nothing more than a marketing advert, and I would be very concerned about having marketing advice from someone who fails to understand the most basic concept of keeping the customer onside. Id venture that the code that was being used without permission was written for future functionality, the fact that its not secure and has been found to be so its probably done future development a favour already.
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thanks Instagram for taking the concerns and acting upon them, even if it was a little slowly...
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Does Instagram have a user aggregate site available? I'd rather use an authorized page of my images if there is one without having to set up yet another web gallery on tumblr or whatever so my non iPhone chums and clients can see my work in proof sheet format.
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Erik, please add your support on this matter in this support thread: http://getsatisfaction.com/instagram/...