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2013-11-20 09:21:19 AM
And that is why I don't tweet or facebook.
 
2013-11-20 09:26:53 AM
I like how the idiot at the end says he was invading his privacy.
 
2013-11-20 09:28:23 AM

JusticeandIndependence: I like how the idiot at the end says he was invading his privacy.


THIS.

I can't get over the fact that so many of these social media clowns freely put their personal information out there and then are surprised that others can access it. Seriously, WTF?!
 
2013-11-20 09:53:27 AM

JusticeandIndependence: I like how the idiot at the end says he was invading his privacy.


Again, so much THIS!

A few months back there was a local investigative news report, most likely during "sweeps" time, where the reporter demonstrated how careless people are when they post photos of their children. He found many photos are posted with the all the Exif information present including the latitude and longitude of where the photos were taken. He took those coordinates, plotted them out using Google maps and found where these people lived, what school the children most likely went to and what playgrounds they frequent.

Keep in mind this is all information publicly posted and using tool available to everyone. No passwords were needed and no security settings thwarted.

Near the conclusion of the report he approaches a woman with her child while she is unloading groceries in her driveway, tells her he's with the local TV news, shows her the photos of her children that she's posted online and warned her that she is inadvertently including the location of where those photos were taken.

Instead of a "Oh, thank you for pointing that out because I am very concerned for the safety of my children" she freaks out and threatens to call the police because he is stalking her children.
 
2013-11-20 10:11:39 AM

thesubliminalman: And that is why I don't tweet or facebook.

 
2013-11-20 10:47:09 AM
and this is why  only chatroulette
 
2013-11-20 12:13:21 PM
Why am I not shocked at people's stupidity when it comes to social media?
 
2013-11-20 12:28:37 PM
We need more ANTISOCIAL media.
 
2013-11-20 01:13:27 PM
Wow, that's freaky. Hold on, let me post about it on my Twitter.
 
2013-11-20 01:17:37 PM
he needs to edit out the part where he doesn't get the Richard Parker reference.
 
2013-11-20 02:05:25 PM

iron_city_ap: Why am I not shocked at people's stupidity when it comes to social media?


...and electoral voting patterns.
 
2013-11-20 02:12:07 PM

LeroyB: JusticeandIndependence: I like how the idiot at the end says he was invading his privacy.

Again, so much THIS!

A few months back there was a local investigative news report, most likely during "sweeps" time, where the reporter demonstrated how careless people are when they post photos of their children. He found many photos are posted with the all the Exif information present including the latitude and longitude of where the photos were taken. He took those coordinates, plotted them out using Google maps and found where these people lived, what school the children most likely went to and what playgrounds they frequent.

Keep in mind this is all information publicly posted and using tool available to everyone. No passwords were needed and no security settings thwarted.

Near the conclusion of the report he approaches a woman with her child while she is unloading groceries in her driveway, tells her he's with the local TV news, shows her the photos of her children that she's posted online and warned her that she is inadvertently including the location of where those photos were taken.

Instead of a "Oh, thank you for pointing that out because I am very concerned for the safety of my children" she freaks out and threatens to call the police because he is stalking her children.


That is scary shiat.
 
2013-11-20 02:22:26 PM
 
2013-11-20 03:42:34 PM
This is why I only AnonDIT
 
2013-11-20 03:50:05 PM
Why did I have to disable Adblock to comment in this thread and this thread only?
 
2013-11-20 04:33:53 PM
Jesus, people are really farking stupid.

Not only for not knowing, but for posting personal bullshiat on social media sites...
 
2013-11-20 04:39:01 PM

mudpants: We need more ANTISOCIAL media.


Screw you. Welcome to ignore, taintface.
 
2013-11-20 05:16:15 PM
But yea, let's get totally pissed at the NSA for snooping when most of the information is freely floating out there anyway.
 
2013-11-20 05:37:34 PM
Thanks for invading our privacy by looking at what I posted publicly, we'll call the cops if you look at anything else I share openly with everybody who cares to look.

/lolwut
 
2013-11-20 06:42:12 PM
The number of people I see on FB posting pictures while on vacation thousands of miles away from their home is quite astonishing.
 
2013-11-20 06:50:31 PM
This is why I only comment on the interwebs on Fark. No FB and mostly a Twitter reader or retweeter. I dont tweet
 
2013-11-20 10:22:35 PM

Perlin Noise: Jesus, people are really farking stupid.

Not only for not knowing, but for posting personal bullshiat on social media sites...


Most people have a very small, errm, world view.  Their geographic, cultural and, yeah, even intellectual experience is mainly limited to their small, mostly unchanging set of experiences. They broadcast to the world what they want to impress their family and friends with.  Couple that with being completely ignorant of how technology really works and how a company like Facebook, etc, must take everything they have access to (partly your personal info) and turn it into profit...  Probably most posters on social media sites have at best the vaguest idea that what they reveal of themselves to their "friends" may also be viewed by people in China, Ukraine, Paraguay and wherever on the globe - people who, if they develop any interest in the poster's life, it's probably not in the poster's best interest.

mrbach: This is why I only comment on the interwebs on Fark. No FB and mostly a Twitter reader or retweeter. I dont tweet


This is what I actually came here to say.
 
2013-11-20 10:40:14 PM

bearded clamorer: mudpants: We need more ANTISOCIAL media.

Screw you. Welcome to ignore, taintface.


Sounds like my kind of service.  Where do I sign up for an account?
/or maybe I just need an UNSOCIAL media
 
2013-11-21 12:03:05 AM
So, pardon my ignorance of social media, but how did he actually do this? Can you just search by proximity on Instagram or something?
 
2013-11-21 12:34:37 AM

Maynotlast: http://www.theonion.com/video/cias-facebook-program-dramatically-cut- a gencys-cos,19753/


I love that clip. The best thing about it is that intentional or not, that's exactly what Facebook has achieved.
 
2013-11-21 02:22:47 AM

Avonmore: So, pardon my ignorance of social media, but how did he actually do this? Can you just search by proximity on Instagram or something?


Bingo.

IF you enable location tagging, it has the GPS coordinates of the pic/posting included. Then you can search by proximity.
 
2013-11-21 07:16:28 AM

INeedAName: But yea, let's get totally pissed at the NSA for snooping when most of the information is freely floating out there anyway.


...because there is no difference beween choosing what information is exposed, and the government simply snooping into it anyway.  No difference between facebook and email.
 
2013-11-21 12:19:08 PM

Kibbler: INeedAName: But yea, let's get totally pissed at the NSA for snooping when most of the information is freely floating out there anyway.

...because there is no difference beween choosing what information is exposed, and the government simply snooping into it anyway.  No difference between facebook and email.


Or you can offshore your email, not keep a local copy on an untrustworthy platform, and always use SSL.

It's possible but not probable the NSA can access the servers in Switzerland where my mail is hosted.
 
2013-11-21 02:56:57 PM
Maybe we should require social media sites to have a disclaimer?  Something to the effect of 'What you post on this forum is on the internet forever and can possibly be seen by anyone'?
 
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