Maybe not so "private" after all

Berlin Mayo 2007

Originally uploaded by Alícia.

DC mom Meredith Massey got rather a shock when she noticed that the photos she had marked “Private” in Flickr had actually been viewed thousands of times. The photos in question were of her children skinny-dipping, and had been marked as Private so as to restrict them to family members.

….Okay, now that we’ve all had time to get past the thought of some skeevy person randomly typing in letters and numbers in hopes of seeing god-knows-what in people’s private photo collections, now seems like a good time to remind everyone of what I once learned the hard way- you might mark it Private, but it’s STILL the Internet, and if you don’t want people to see it, maybe you shouldn’t upload it.

Please use good data security practices when dealing with your nekkid photos, okay?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Tiffany Baxendell Bridge is an Internet enthusiast and an incurable smartass. When not heckling the neighborhood political scene on Twitter, she can be found goofing off with her ukulele, Bollywood dancing, or obsessing about cult TV. She is That Woman With the Baby In the Bar.

Tiffany lives in Brookland with her husband Tom, son Charlie, and two high-maintenance cats. Read why Tiffany loves DC.

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