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.@instagram thread: unique feature. After dealing w my son getting attacked through fake account, we started looking at past likes. Once you start removing past likes, Instagram will block you from being able to access "this feature" Overlooked #privacy #cybersecurity problem
If someone, say a celebrity with a blue check marked got attacked on Instagram, and tried to protect their privacy by deleting past likes on other people's posts, but instead got "temporarily suspended" what would the out cry be? My insta is private, not a blue check. So silence.
But. This seems an inherently poorly thought out UI/UX feature. It is clearly a feature, not a bug. Instagram wrote their algos to prevent people from securing their accounts by not allowing them to unlike past actions.
Seems to me this should be huge thing for privacy lawyers
to dig into.

It is really horrible feature, and sets up attack vector so anyone using @instagram can be profiled, + even if something happens there is no way to make real changes. I call this a major #privacy and #cybersecurity failure on their part, and the parent company. End.
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