JusticeandIndependence: I like how the idiot at the end says he was invading his privacy.
thesubliminalman: And that is why I don't tweet or facebook.
iron_city_ap: Why am I not shocked at people's stupidity when it comes to social media?
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.
mudpants: We need more ANTISOCIAL media.
Perlin Noise: Jesus, people are really farking stupid.Not only for not knowing, but for posting personal bullshiat on social media sites...
mrbach: This is why I only comment on the interwebs on Fark. No FB and mostly a Twitter reader or retweeter. I dont tweet
bearded clamorer: mudpants: We need more ANTISOCIAL media.Screw you. Welcome to ignore, taintface.
Maynotlast: http://www.theonion.com/video/cias-facebook-program-dramatically-cut- a gencys-cos,19753/
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?
INeedAName: But yea, let's get totally pissed at the NSA for snooping when most of the information is freely floating out there anyway.
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.
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