Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Anderson Cooper presents some tips on protecting "private" photos on social media

On Monday, December 3, 2012, Anderson Cooper (and cohost Caroline Manzo)  presented the issue of protecting photos that you post online when you intend them to remain within a specific circle of friends.  That’s not a practice I particularly recommend, but here is a (website url) link that gives some tips from Mashable. 

Note that you can turn off the GPS tagging in your smart phone, and can watermark your photos. 
You can also add McAfee protection to the contents of your Facebook account, here. You need to be logged on to Facebook to see it.

I tuned in late, but I didn’t see any discussion of a related problem (which has been presented before) , other people taking pictures of you in possibly compromising places (maybe bars) and posting them (I took this up on my main “BillBoushka” blog on Nov. 26, 2012, as an “online reputation” problem).  Anderson has taken up that problem before, and I expect that he will again, maybe with attorney Parry Aftab or Reputation.com’s Michael Fertik.  The speaker and photographer has more rights in a public place than you might think.  But you can set up Facebook so photos can’t be tagged without your permission.
Caroline also talked about Internet threats, as here.

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