"From our recent survey of Georgia Tech students, we discovered that over 69% of
respondents were unaware that Instagram automatically uses facial recognition to identify users in photos,
videos, and camera
"If you have it turned on, we use face recognition technology to recognize you in photos, videos and camera experiences" (Instagram's Data Policy as of Aug, 2021).
60% of Georgia Tech Instagram users did not know that they can control their personalized
ad experience. Instagram's Data Policy states that they "use the information we have about
you-including information about your interests, actions and connections-to select and personalize ads, offers
and other sponsored content that we show you." (Instagram's Data Policy as of Aug, 2021).
You can limit personalized ads by going to Settings -> Ads -> Data About Your Activity From Partners.
Instagram stores all user behavior and activities from the date you've joined
Instagram. You can access and download these data by going to Settings -> Security. Under Data and History,
you can view various data such as account changes, former information such as links, texts, names, connection
information, account activity such as story polls, questions, logins, and searches.
57% of Georgia Tech Instagram users did not know how to make their stories more private.
You can choose to disable sharing functionality for your stories by going to your settings -> privacy ->
story and disable "Allow Sharing to Messages."
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