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What does Instagram record when you create accounts on their website directly?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Limestone, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. Limestone

    Limestone Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hi,

    If I go to the Instagram website and click sign up, what information (other than IP/User Agent) does Instagram collect/have access to?

    I'm just wondering what I need to mask/change after I've created an account.
     
  2. mnunes532

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    Nowadays they don't send any information besides what you enter in the form (and ip and user-agent). Before they used to send something called qs_stamp, which was to prevent automating signup process.
     
  3. Limestone

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    I see. I assume if I signed up using a mobile device then it would send more information?
     
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    We don't really know but Facebook owns IG so you can assume they record everything possible and then some, as both of them are in the same business of targetting ads at you (and conspiracy theorists say they're sharing some data with the government too, but I don't believe them).

    If you use your smartphone they have even more data about you and if you ever logged into your personal Facebook from the same browser and PC as IG, then they know exactly where you live and what meds you take.
     
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    Sh*t
     
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    Yes. Device id, device info (android version, screen dpi, smartphone brand), if you are using wifi or mobile data...