How safe or unsafe are online photos?
June 11, 2006 9:34 AM Subscribe
Is it safe to post pictures online? Should I worry that they might be taken the wrong way or seen by the wrong person?
posted by golden_lady to computers & internet (26 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Recently, I've been bitten by the shutterbug. I've been taking pictures with my cameraphone and emailing directly to my Flickr account. A lot of my pictures are of myself and my closest friends being weird and doing what we usually do.
One of my friends told me yesterday that he wasn't comfortable having his picture online, and that he had even removed the pictures from his myspace profile because they could be viewed or used in a malicious way.
I just moved all of the pictures of my friends to "Private" based on his comments, but it got me wondering. There's no illegal activity, no nudity - just us being us. A person would know what city we live in and that we spend a lot of time downtown, but otherwise there's nothing. We're all "of age". So many people - especially on Flickr or myspace or livejournal - take putting their picture online for granted. Is there a real danger?