You may not want to disable your Instagram account permanently for now. If so, you can delete your Instagram account temporarily by following these steps:
If you have landed here you must be wondering "how private is Instagram? Are they collecting any information besides the photos that you’re posting?" The short answer is yes. Like any other social network, they are collecting information including cookies and browsing behaviors.
Like Facebook, Instagram isn’t privacy friendly at all. It does collect your private information and uses this information to share targeted ads, and earn money on your behalf. Instagram is a free social network platform, and just like any other free social network platform, you’re their product!
These are the types of information that Instagram collects:
After collecting your information, Instagram may use it in the following ways:
Update: It was reported in March 2019, that Facebook employees had access to passwords of 600 million Instagram users. An internal investigation was carried out by the company which concluded that passwords stored were not misused or leaked to any third party. However, it is an alarming sign for users who are concerned about their internet privacy and online freedom.
Who’s to say your account details weren’t or can’t be misused? Security experts have advised all users to take precautionary measures before it’s too late!
Apparently, Instagram is safe for use. However, the platform compromises your privacy and security making you vulnerable to external threats by hackers and cybercriminals. For e.g. a hacker can learn a lot more about you by checking out your pictures on Instagram. They can use this information to harm you and hack into your accounts or devices.
Cyberstalkers also use this information to monitor your daily activities and gather enough information so they can blackmail you or harm you in any manner.
Want to reclaim your online privacy? You might want to check below guides: