Saturday, August 6, 2011

Do you want to share your photos over the internet? Think again!

"Stories of people's online photos being used for nefarious purposes abound: A mother in Jacksonville, Florida discovered that a photo she posted of her five-year-old on Facebook was taken and used to create a new profile, unbeknownst to her. A soldier's photo was stolen off of MySpace, posted by scam artists under a fake account, and used to con one woman out of thousands of dollars. One blogger found her family's photo being used as an advertisement in the Czech Republic. Another mother's four-year-old daughter's photo was pulled off of Flickr and posted on a Brazilian social networking site, where it was rated for "sexiness.""

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