Stacy Theobald
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Private Instagram posts turn out not to be as private as you thought

Posted by @stacytheobald, Tue, Sep 10 1:20pm

Instagrammers with private accounts, listen up. Your photos and videos are not as concealed as you might imagine.

In a few clicks on a web browser, it’s possible for one of your followers to locate and share links to each and every one of your “private” images and videos, BuzzFeed revealed on Monday.

The relatively simple hack enables someone to locate the URL for an Instagram image or video by simply jumping into the site’s source code using a web browser like Google Chrome or Firefox.

In just a few steps, it’s possible to locate Instagram’s web address for a particular image or video, which could then be shared with others or used to download the content to a PC.

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Sadly this >>> "According to BuzzFeed’s report, the same flaw has also been found with private content on Facebook, which owns Instagram."
does not surprise me.

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Repeat after me:

Nothing is private on the internet.
Nothing is private on the internet.
Nothing is private on the internet.
….

And it lasts forever.
And it lasts forever.
And it lasts forever.

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