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(Newser)   As far as cringe-worthy moves go, it's tough to imagine one that's worse than this: Two ads urging Facebook users to "Find Love in Canada" were each paired with a photo of Rehtaeh Parsons-the Canadian 17-year-old who hanged herself   (newser.com) divider line 89
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2013-09-18 10:50:39 AM  
They probably GIS'd "Canadian person". I'm surprised they didn't post a picture of Terrence or Philip from South Park.
 
2013-09-18 10:57:44 AM  
USA Today's review of GTA V had a link to the Navy Yard shooting in the sidebar.
 
2013-09-18 10:59:00 AM  
All those "find love" internet adverts must be scams somehow. The fact that that site was shut down so quick and moved on just serves to reinforce that notion.

Mentat: USA Today's review of GTA V had a link to the Navy Yard shooting in the sidebar.


And why wouldn't it? It's still in the news.
 
2013-09-18 11:04:40 AM  
What does copyright law have to say about whether or not those companies had the right to use that image?  If they did, who cares?

I don't think it would be reasonable to expect everybody who uses a stock photo library to do a search on every photo to make sure the subject didn't die in unfortunate circumstances.
 
2013-09-18 11:15:38 AM  
Should have gone with this...

i220.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-18 11:24:23 AM  
Next up they'll use pictures of Karla Homolka.
 
2013-09-18 11:32:49 AM  
Finding love in Canada isn't such a stretch.
 
2013-09-18 11:33:14 AM  
You wouldn't know her. She's dead in Canada.
 
2013-09-18 11:33:26 AM  
*cough* my girlfriend also lives in Canada, that's what she tells me when we chat. She might be a slut.
 
2013-09-18 11:33:57 AM  
Well, I like to do all the talking so that would work for me
 
2013-09-18 11:34:56 AM  
Facebook used to regularly exploit a friend of mine who died for advertising.  But hey, at least I know he liked skittles.
 
2013-09-18 11:35:02 AM  
What Canadians might look like:

rx.iscdn.net

//hot like poutine
 
2013-09-18 11:35:12 AM  
images.broadwayworld.com
 
2013-09-18 11:35:32 AM  

serial_crusher: What does copyright law have to say about whether or not those companies had the right to use that image?


I think Rheteah had a facebook account, so any pictures uploaded there became the property of Facebook. And they routinely sell everyone's pictures for things like ads, or facial recognition programs.
 
2013-09-18 11:35:57 AM  
Probably just picked a photo at random, and it happened to be of her. It's like Justin Bailey typing his name into Metroid: what the hell are the odds that something like that could actually work, but hey, it happens sometimes.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-09-18 11:36:37 AM  
People don't realize how scripts work.  This was a major oopsie.
 
2013-09-18 11:37:08 AM  

Mytch: Facebook used to regularly exploit a friend of mine who died for advertising.  But hey, at least I know he liked skittles.


That poor guy. :(
www.adweek.com
 
2013-09-18 11:38:17 AM  

Slaxl: Mentat: USA Today's review of GTA V had a link to the Navy Yard shooting in the sidebar.

And why wouldn't it? It's still in the news.


I know it wasn't intentional, but it did make me do a spit take.
 
2013-09-18 11:38:30 AM  
images.fastcompany.com

...knows a thing or two about Canadian girlfriends.
 
2013-09-18 11:38:45 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: serial_crusher: What does copyright law have to say about whether or not those companies had the right to use that image?

I think Rheteah had a facebook account, so any pictures uploaded there became the property of Facebook. And they routinely sell everyone's pictures for things like ads, or facial recognition programs.


So when does Facebook ban Facebook from Facebook for violating Facebook's policies?
 
2013-09-18 11:38:47 AM  
i1151.photobucket.com
"I fail to see the problem of using readily-available photos on the internet" replied some dude from Facebook.
(file picture unrelated)
 
GBB
2013-09-18 11:41:27 AM  

Mytch: Facebook used to regularly exploit a friend of mine who died for advertising.  But hey, at least I know he liked skittles.


He died for advertising?  At least he was committed to his work.
 
2013-09-18 11:42:23 AM  
Bye, bye, Miss Chair Model Lady / I dreamt that we were married and you treated me nice / We had lots of kids / Drinking whiskey and rye / Why'd you have to go off and die? / Why'd you have to go off and die...
 
2013-09-18 11:43:00 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: Next up they'll use pictures of Karla Homolka.


i.huffpost.com
 
2013-09-18 11:43:10 AM  

Mytch: Facebook used to regularly exploit a friend of mine who died for advertising.  But hey, at least I know he liked skittles.


He must have really liked his job.
 
2013-09-18 11:43:22 AM  

gopher321: They probably GIS'd "Canadian person". I'm surprised they didn't post a picture of Terrence or Philip from South Park.


They had to add "person" because of the...unfortunate incident.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-18 11:43:49 AM  

GBB: Mytch: Facebook used to regularly exploit a friend of mine who died for advertising.  But hey, at least I know he liked skittles.

He died for advertising?  At least he was committed to his work.


Fist.  Shaking.  Tiny.  Angry.
 
2013-09-18 11:45:48 AM  

blatz514: Should have gone with this...

[i220.photobucket.com image 300x450]


Or this...

themovieblog.com

Or this....

24.media.tumblr.com

Or this...

plasticsurgerystar.com
 
2013-09-18 11:45:53 AM  
Weekend at Rehtaeh's.
 
2013-09-18 11:46:21 AM  
IMO people should have some kind of ownership of their image, if you are using someone's picture for profit they should get a piece of the action.
 
2013-09-18 11:46:31 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: serial_crusher: What does copyright law have to say about whether or not those companies had the right to use that image?

I think Rheteah had a facebook account, so any pictures uploaded there became the property of Facebook. And they routinely sell everyone's pictures for things like ads, or facial recognition programs.


I'm pretty sure that's a misunderstanding of Facebook's terms of service, but I'm not a lawyer.  That controversy was always over the privacy checkbox that allows Facebook to put a "Reteah likes this" blurb next to ads for things that she likes when displaying them to her friends.  Different than the FUD scenario people tried to spin of Facebook using your photos for arbitrary ads.

From Common Myths About Facebook:
Does Facebook sell my information?
No. You have control over how your information is shared. We don't share your personal information with people or services you don't want. We don't give advertisers access to your personal information. We don't sell any of your information to anyone and we never will.


Now, she could have authorized an app (maybe even this same dating site!) to access and use her photos, but it's unlikely that Facebook did it without her consent.
Seems more probable that these guys scraped the image from some news story about her after her death, algorithmically matching sexually-charged language and canada.
 
2013-09-18 11:49:44 AM  
She's cute!
 
2013-09-18 11:53:15 AM  
Hey, necros need love to you know.
 
2013-09-18 11:53:49 AM  
I wonder where they dug that one up.
 
2013-09-18 11:54:07 AM  
The Weeners on the article was obviously a farker:
http://www.newser.com/user/83572748/1/trastion.html">http://mediacdn. disqus.com/1379450406/images/noavatar92.png">Trastion2 hours, 49 minutes agoI'd do her, but not until after her 18th birthday, or 1st deathday, whichever comes first.
 
2013-09-18 11:54:22 AM  
Oh ffs. Rehteah? It's time for "spell things backwards" to make a new name crap is stupid..
 
2013-09-18 11:56:07 AM  

serial_crusher: I'm pretty sure that's a misunderstanding of Facebook's terms of service, but I'm not a lawyer.


They do make it very clear anything typed into or uploaded to facebook becomes the property of facebook. It's not really unusual as internet sites go. However the sheer volume of personal information on facebook makes it more problematic for privacy.

serial_crusher: No. You have control over how your information is shared. We don't share your personal information with people or services you don't want.


Then you discover by accepting the TOS you agreed to sharing your personal information with various people or services.
 
2013-09-18 11:58:07 AM  

Rev.K: I_Am_Weasel: Next up they'll use pictures of Karla Homolka.


Nice.
 
2013-09-18 12:01:33 PM  

Biff_Steel: She's cute!


You should ask her out. I don't think she'll say "No".
 
2013-09-18 12:02:14 PM  
How are we pronouncing Heather spelled backwards?
 
2013-09-18 12:03:53 PM  

dustygrimp: How are we pronouncing Heather spelled backwards?


I would assume it's like ra-tay?
 
2013-09-18 12:06:36 PM  

Headso: dustygrimp: How are we pronouncing Heather spelled backwards?

I would assume it's like ra-tay?


Re tay ah
 
2013-09-18 12:06:50 PM  

poison_amy: Oh ffs. Rehteah? It's time for "spell things backwards" to make a new name crap is stupid..


fark me gently with a chainsaw, I didn't notice that
 
2013-09-18 12:08:30 PM  

dustygrimp: Heather spelled backwards


stream1.gifsoup.com
 
2013-09-18 12:10:09 PM  

serial_crusher: dustygrimp: Heather spelled backwards

[stream1.gifsoup.com image 320x214]


Her mom was a real Asil.
 
2013-09-18 12:11:48 PM  

Mentat: Slaxl: Mentat: USA Today's review of GTA V had a link to the Navy Yard shooting in the sidebar.

And why wouldn't it? It's still in the news.

I know it wasn't intentional, but it did make me do a spit take.


The other day on the side of a story they had a headline "GTA style gun used in Navy yard shooting."

My ex from Canada lives in northern VA, I wish she would go back to Canada.

An old FWB of mine had a pic put on one of those "meet horny girls in your area" ads Yes we all had much fun teasing her about it, they did take it down after a letter from a lawyer.
 
2013-09-18 12:14:02 PM  

serial_crusher: What does copyright law have to say about whether or not those companies had the right to use that image?  If they did, who cares?

I don't think it would be reasonable to expect everybody who uses a stock photo library to do a search on every photo to make sure the subject didn't die in unfortunate circumstances.


Meh. They did enough research to find out she's Canadian. A few more minutes of their time could have saved them an embarassing episode.
 
2013-09-18 12:16:30 PM  
meeting chicks online who are well hung is the worst
 
2013-09-18 12:19:05 PM  
I let a family member use a picture of me on their website and a foreign company scraped the image to use on their website so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

Seriously, though, this development is just another tragic and shameful layer on a tragic and shameful story. :(
 
2013-09-18 12:20:10 PM  
Internet necromancy. It's a thing now.
 
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