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Standard announced that Facebook will “automatically warn parents if they share pictures of their children with the public by accident.”
Thank goodness! Imagine if the public saw a photo of my child at the park! All bets are off! Here’s howÂ Jay Parikh, Facebookâ€™s vice president of Engineering, explained the new feature:
â€œIf I were to upload a photo of my kids playing at the park and I accidentally had it shared with the public, this system could say: â€˜Hey wait a minute, this is a photo of your kids, normally you post this to just your family members, are you sure you want to do this?â€™
Hell no! One glimpse and predators from all across the country would be booking flights to my neighborhood in the hopes that my child — clearly the most adorable, abductable moppet in America — would be at the same park again sometime soon. They’d pack some sandwiches and wait in the bushes. I’d be lucky if I ever saw my child again!
What’s worse is the message a picture like this sends. If somehow, God (and Facebook) forbid, Â it went public, predators would finally figure out the secret we’ve worked so hard to keep on the QT: kids play in parks. The day that cat is out of the bag, it’s not just MY child I’ve placed in danger. It is ALL children.
Thank goodness technology is a step ahead of the bad guys. I’m sure it has nothing to do with any kind of data-gathering for financial purposes. It is simply the safety of our precious children.
It always is. – L.