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Is it really safe to post pictures on Facebook?

  1. Diane Woodson profile image61
    Diane Woodsonposted 5 years ago

    Is it really safe to post pictures on Facebook?

    with all of the other personal information there too

  2. profile image0
    screamingposted 5 years ago

    I'm not sold on the facebook security for pictures. I prefer to use google plus.

    1. gingerbuzz profile image60
      gingerbuzzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A neighbour who worked in computer security (top level) gave me some advice - Never put anything on the internet, in private emails on facebook etc or even in phone text messages that you wouldnt want anyone else to see. Good advice for us all!

  3. nochance profile image93
    nochanceposted 5 years ago

    If you post it on the internet it will stay forever even if you delete it. Everything is archived and someone with enough dedication can find anything you post there.

    Be careful what you post online.

  4. kschang profile image90
    kschangposted 5 years ago

    Don't post anything you don't want to make public, duh. smile

    Found one guy who posted bullsh__ reviews on his own website linked to his Facebook account. Check his Facebook account and there was no picture of him, but there was in Google cache, which means he posted it, then deleted it. I posted  a screenshot of the cache, and he sent me a nasty e-mail claiming he will file a lawsuit against me for violating "his privacy" and "his copyright" of his own face.

    When I pointed out that he had shared it with the world (i.e. entire Internet), he never replied.

  5. ChristyWrites profile image82
    ChristyWritesposted 5 years ago

    I would argue that once it is on FB it is publicly available...

  6. networmed profile image59
    networmedposted 5 years ago

    My advice, DON"T share every single private information you have anywhere online. Except for credit card number with you shop online.

    I always share pictures in Facebook, but not those pictures I can't afford to see anywhere else.

    Never assumed there is a safe place online. Even secure videos can ripped and edited, and then re-uploaded with different captions.

    So, it's OK to share, but NEVER share too personal or too sensitive information and pictures in Facebook or anywhere on the web, unless it is a requirement.

    nochance is right, with most big social network operating in cloud computing, even if you delete it, it can still be found on other servers. It maybe deleted eventually, but it takes a long time.

  7. Lisa HW profile image73
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    I'm not a fan of posting pictures on the Internet (which explains my half-face image on here and a number of other places where it's kind of good to let people know roughly who/what you are (and that you're real); and which also explains why a lot of my pages in one place or another are pictures of flowers.  (I know it's not what people generally do, and it's kind of weird - but too bad.)

    I wouldn't post anyone else's picture (especially my kids') online either.  They're grown, so what they do is their business at this point.    In view of the fact that posting stuff online is "what's done" these days, I've recently made a little progress in overcoming some of my "internet phobia" when it comes to some personal stuff (like my real name, rather than pen name).  Still, I'm not very comfortable with most of it.  Then again, the other side of it is that we pretty much already don't have any privacy; so I'm not sure that "being mysterious" online makes all that much sense (at least in a lot of ways) either.

    (Just within the last couple of weeks I was shocked to see a picture of my sister and me, when we were four and under one) on my daughter's Facebook page.  It turned out my niece had posted the picture and sent it to my daughter, who also posted it.  Then, too, some childhood Easter photos of me showed up a cousin's Facebook page.  So, who knows who's posting what about us where!  hmm  I'm not sure it all just isn't a big, lost, cause.)

    1. Diane Woodson profile image61
      Diane Woodsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know how it is, My Mother would be upset to know she is on a story I did about her, but maybe not too bad. She doesn't even like for me to have a computer and I have had 3 since 2002. I guess we all make the decision, sorry about your pic.

    2. CynthiAnn profile image60
      CynthiAnnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You hit some very good points! It is sad how little privacy there is. K Mart now has e receipts!Your option is to get a paper receipt and an e receipt or just an e receipt. So basically, your shopping is now on the net for anyone to potentially see.

  8. CynthiAnn profile image60
    CynthiAnnposted 5 years ago

    That's a good question!  The answers I have read are all really excellent too!  I'll put my two cents in though--which basically agrees with what everyone else has said. :-)  Anything on the internet stays--whether you delete it or not, there is an imprint of it somewhere.  Facebook, as well as many other social networks, do offer privacy options that can bring relief to concerns of the users.  However, you should always be aware that if they are on there, anyone has a chance to access them somehow.  I don't know much about hacking and I don't personally know any hackers, but they are out there and can probably get past privacy set ups.

    I generally post pictures on Facebook because it is the quickest way I can get them to my family to view.  However, I am selective about the pictures I post (especially those involving my children).
    Also, be wary of cellular phone pictures you post.  Due to GPS programs in just about every phone made anymore, the information is carried through the pictures.  In essence, if you took a picture and posted it immediately to your facebook, someone with a GPS tracker could find your location within feet.  That's probably something that people really don't need to worry about but it good to at least have the knowledge of it.

  9. swami99 profile image43
    swami99posted 5 years ago

    If you are posting a picture on Facebook and then deleting the same; then also it could be accessed if a person has its image url; with him that is one of the disadvantage of Facebook; I just know that its a fact with pictures but I don't have idea about texts.

  10. superlowrise profile image72
    superlowriseposted 5 years ago

    The way I have my privacy settings set up, no one can search for me on Facebook.  I do not come up in searches, period.  If I want to add someone on Facebook, I must add them or give out my personalized URL.  No one can see any information about me until I friend them.  Even then, I have my friends sorted into different groups and limit my postings based on which ones I want to see which content. 

    I feel pretty safe uploading pictures.  The only way someone else could get those pictures is if they access the account of one of my friends, or the cache of a friend who has viewed my Facebook (which requires a decent amount of computer knowledge). 

    You cannot "hack past" privacy settings.  You could conceivably "hack" into someone's account (you just have to change the password); but there is no way of "hacking" in to view the page of someone you are not friends with. It's not that it hasn't happened yet - it's that it cannot be done.  There is no way of doing that.

    I don't post anything I find particularly damaging, but I don't have a problem of posting pictures of myself with alcohol (I'm of age) or in a bikini or whatever.  I am a person and I have a life.  It's whatever.  I don't mind the internet knowing what I look like.  I wear my face every day, it's not a secret. 

    Facebook does not release its content unless it is ordered to do so by a court.  You can go online and view what materials Facebook will provide to a court when ordered to do so.  (It's the same as your wall, pretty much; I think they also include whose pages you have visited.)

    So yes, I feel pretty safe posting my pictures to Facebook.  It's not like I'm uploading nudie pics, and if you have a decent knowledge of the privacy settings there is not much to worry about.