The Evening nbrdedesfs
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 how Jay Parikh, Facebook’s vice president of Engineering, explained the new feature:
“If 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: ‘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?’
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, 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.