With Facebook already in court for taking biometric data of people's faces without its users' clear consent, new privacy laws may make it possible in the future for children to sue their parents for posting their baby photos without their permission.
Professor Nicola Whitton of Manchester Metropolitan University is among those predicting trouble. “I think we’re going to get a backlash in years to come from young people coming to realise that they’ve had their whole lives, from the day they were born, available to social media. A recent University of Michigan study found that children aged 10 to 17 “were really concerned” about the ways parents shared their children’s lives online.
“Parents have to work out what’s right for them, but be aware that this is another person, another human being, who may not thank them for it in 15 years to come.
“It may seem hard, but my line would be don’t put pictures online until they’re of an age where it’s appropriate to discuss it with them,” Whitton says.
|Signal: Free, Worldwide, Encrypted Phone Calls for iPhone|
|Canada's New Copyright Law Could Make Us All Culture Criminals|
|How Facebook is Impersonating People Without Their Consent|
|Google and the NSA Always Had a Working Relationship|
|"Anything that you’re doing on your phone, Facebook is watching."|
|“What can we do to make responsible use of plastic a reality? First: reject the lie.”|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|On Instagram, Everyone Takes the Exact Same Photos|
|“This incredible inconsistency can make English really hard to master for non-native speakers.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|“Sending you changes in your media feed that are calculated to adjust you slightly to the liking of some unseen advertiser.”|
|“Lifting the electric motors out of Teslas and putting them in the chassis of other, formerly gas guzzling cars.”|
|Review of BenQ's treVolo S Portable Electrostatic Bluetooth Speaker|
|“Rejuvenation is Finally an Industry.”|
|“The cost could be so near to zero it will effectively be free.”|
|Go the Fuck to Sleep: A Children's Bedtime Book|
|“He portrays these abandoned malls as apocalyptic ruins.”|