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Kim Kardashian Lashes Out At Instagram, Threatens To Leave. Can Instagram Survive The Backlash AND Become Profitable?

Kim Kardashian is the most followed instagram user, frequently posting photos of herself on the popular photo sharing App. But since the new privacy guidelines (which have already been adjusted after user backlash) she is considering quitting entirely.

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Kim Kardashian is the most followed instagram user, frequently posting photos of herself on the popular photo sharing App. But since the new privacy guidelines (which have already been adjusted by Instagram after user backlash) she is considering quitting entirely.

When Instagram announced new terms of service this week, many interpreted it to mean that the company can sell private photos or use them in advertising without compensating them or asking for permission. (Instagram insists that users misinterpreted the new policy, saying that they would never do so without permission or compensating the user, and then went so far as to back off their new policy and reinstate their old one.)

Kardashian, who certainly knows a thing or two about selling images of herself, was none too pleased about the new rules, although its unclear whether she knows of the post-backlash revision. She tweeted: “I really loved Instagram 🙁 I need to review this new policy. I don’t think it’s fair.”  TMZ reports that she may actually stop using it altogether.

It’s unknown how many users dropped Instagram when the new policy was released, but the company, which was recently purchased by Facebook for 1 BILLION DOLLARS, (!) quickly launched into damage control mode after the fury went viral. They issued a new statement vowing not to sell users’ photos and apologizing for the “confusing” language of the announcement.

Here’s the problem: Instagram is currently a Free APP without advertising! So essentially, millions of people enjoy their program, which requires the company to store all those photos – all that data – on some enormous hard drive somewhere… for free? Something’s gotta give. Trouble is – people have gotten might comfortable with this ‘store my photos for nothing’ situation Instagram set up, and now, if they end up getting charged, they may go somewhere else.  Stay tuned – this could get very interesting.

 

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POP UPDATE: Justin Bieber, “Friends” For Life, And The Critics Choice Awards

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We’re going to be doing some quick video updates whenever we can! Here’s the latest! Justin Bieber begging for streams, (while you can hear him chew – ew), the ladies of Friends reunited, and mother nature. Take a look!

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Courteney Cox’s Instagram Caption Is Every Parent With A Teenage Kid

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Have you heard? It’s 2020 and we’re all supposed to music videos on TikTok. Courteney Cox is no exception. The TV star posted an instagram of her and her daughter Coco dancing it out, with the hilarious caption, “Wanna see your child lose their patience? Do a TikTok with them.”

Also, how long does it take to actually learn one of these routines? It seems very time consuming.

What I was really hoping for was video of her daughter losing her patience, but what we got was a pretty strong routine!

 

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Wanna see your child lose their patience? Do a TikTok with them. #familyaerobics

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Former Law And Order Actress Representing Herself In Court? Diane Neal Claims Her Attorneys In Abuse Case Dropped Her, Leaving Her To Fend For Herself

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In an emotional, now deleted instagram post, actress Diane Neal claims her attorneys have dropped her – leaving the actress who once played assistant district attorney Casey Nowak to try her hand at being an attorney in real life.

Neal has been embroiled in a vicious legal battle that has spanned more than two years. It began when Neal filed a lawsuit alleging her ex, magician JB Benn, was a “manipulative and maniacal fraudster,” who had “defrauded her of millions” and “violently inflicted emotional distress,” according to The Daily Beast. She claims Benn subjected her to “a campaign of isolation, terror and (physical and sexual) assault, and destroyed her reputation.” She also claims he once cut her dogs throat. In turn, Benn has a lawsuit against Neal, claiming she owes him money for property they shared, and that she frequently threatened him. Part of his case: a damning recording in which the female voice, which he claims is Neal, threatens him and his dog. Listen to that tape HERE. It’s intense.

The truth is, the story is so full of battling accusations that it’s probably best to read the FULL list chronicled in this Oxygen article.

But today, in an emotional instagram post which she later deleted, (but copies have which have been retained and posted) a dramatic turn. Neal claims her attorneys have dropped her with no warning.

She speaks directly to her camera phone, saying, “So this is my version of hell. And there he is walking right past me right there” she says, referencing a man whose face cannot be seen. “So, I have been put in a situation by my own attorneys who decided to drop me as a client yesterday afternoon with absolutely no warning, wherein I have to represent myself in court. Because this is what happens to victims of abuse. My attorney yesterday accused me of having an inappropriate relation with (unintelligible**), which is not at all even remotely, a thousand times not true. Has done all kinds of things and … saying it was my fault for being abused. So wish me luck. It’s terrifying, but I am doing this for every woman who can’t do it for themselves. I stand for all of us.”

**please note that the words here were difficult to make out. We have our interpretations but don’t want to speculate without confirmation.

It’s unclear what the nature of the current court hearing is intended to cover today.

 

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Right now!

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Neal played Casey Novak on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for five seasons,and continued her acting career on NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, Suits and 30 Rock. Most recently she became involved in politics, running as an independent for the U.S. House of Representatives in New York’s 19th congressional district.

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