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February 26, 2014 | By Paresh Dave and Stacey Leasca
An Army private who wrote on Instagram that she was “hiding” in her car to avoid an end-of-day flag salute is the latest soldier to face possible punishment over what the military has called distasteful social media posts. Pfc. Tariqka Sheffey of Ft. Carson in Colorado posted a selfie, with a caption that read: “This is me laying back in my car hiding so I don't have to salute the 1700 flag, KEEP ALL YOUR 'THATS SO DISRESPECTFUL/HOWRUDE/ETC.' COMMENTS TO YOURSELF cuz, right now, IDGAFFFF,” the last string of letters referring to “I don't give a …” Ft. Carson officials said Wednesday that they are aware of the photo and investigating after the image began circulating on Tuesday and was first reported by the Army Times . Last week, a National Guard funeral honors team member in Wisconsin was suspended after Instagram posts of her making light of military funerals started spreading.
April 3, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
The wildly popular photo-sharing site Instagram released its app for Android devices. This comes about a year and a half after the app launched for iOS, Apple's mobile operating system, which has about 30 million users. On launch day, Instagram said it had 430,000 people on the Android waiting list. The app runs on any camera phone with Android 2.2 or above with support for OpenGL ES 2. But it won't yet run on Android tablets.  The app includes the same filters as the iPhone app. But there are some missing features.
July 10, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Good news for skateboarding dogs everywhere: You can now embed Instagram videos and photos across the Web. Last month when Instagram launched video to compete with Twitter's Vine, there was a collective groan. It lacked a key feature: the ability to embed videos elsewhere on the Web. So, just to make their visual moments much more visible, crafty people came up with all kinds of complicated workarounds that were not supported by Instagram and could, of course, break at any time.
March 26, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Monday night marked the beginning of Passover. Families around the world gathered to celebrate the holiday and discuss why this night is different from any other night. Celebrities took to Twitter and Instagram to share their well wishes and post pictures of their celebrations. Here is a look at the highlights: Drake, known as @champagnpapi on Instagram, posted a picture of his family Seder with the captions "Talking matzah and plagues...Happy Passover. " There were no snide remarks from E!
December 18, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Instagram is dealing with major backlash after announcing terms of service changes that say the social network may let companies pay to use your photos in their advertisements. Numerous users, including many photographers, have announced their plans to stop using or leave the Facebook-owned social network. Notably and quite embarrassingly, Noah Kalina, the photographer who shot Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's wedding this year, said he'll be leaving the service if Instagram doesn't change the new terms of service.
February 26, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Instagram, the popular photo-sharing social network purchased by Facebook last year, has reached a milestone important for any social network: 100 million monthly active users. The mobile app, which has recently begun expanding its Web presence , announced the news Tuesday by uploading a photo to the social network. "Today, we're excited to announce that there are currently 100,000,000 active users on Instagram," a caption for a photo of the Instagram team says. "You read that number right -- one hundred million people use Instagram every month!"
December 13, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Is it any surprise Justin Bieber had the most liked photo on Instagram? The teenage pop singer's feat was announced Friday by Facebook-owned Instagram along with other statistics from 2013. The photo , which was posted this summer, shows Bieber posing with fellow celebrity Will Smith. The picture received nearly 1.5 million likes. PHOTOS: Top 10 most-talked-about people, topics on Facebook in 2013 When it came to hashtags Instagram said the most used in 2013 was #love.
April 9, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
Maybe Instagram needs a better filter for how it announces its deals. Its user base seems to have a twitchy reaction with every announcement. Last week, it was the end of the world as they knew it for iPhone users, who had the Instagram universe all to themselves until Android users were given the keys. It seemed a photo joust might have been in order. And now Facebook has announced it's buying the super popular photo-sharing app and social network for $1 billion. As @HmSeb put it on Twitter, Instagram is in a relationship now, and it's complicated.
November 11, 2013 | By Fox 40 and a Times Staff Writer
Four suspected burglars were arrested Sunday after Northern California police tracked them down -- with an assist from Instagram. Officers received four different reports of cars being broken into Saturday evening in Rocklin. Among the things taken from the cars were GPS devices and wallets, police told Fox 40. Investigators say one of the victims reported seeing a $120 charge at a Carl's Jr. on her credit card, which had been stolen. Officers spoke with the manager of the restaurant, who remembered a credit card being used for a rather large drive-through order.
April 10, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
And on the sixth day, there were more than 5 million downloads of Instagram for Android. That's right, in just six days, the free photo-sharing app has registered 5 million to 10 million downloads on the Google Play site . The same milestone took about six months for the iPhone app to reach. Of course, the Instagram community had been nascent in the early days of the iPhone app, whereas now it is established and robust. So robust that Facebook had to snap it up for $1 billion.
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