Facebook To Issue Warnings To Parents Uploading Pictures Of Their Children

13 November 2015
Facebook Warn Parents Posting Pics Of Kids

Facebook users who upload pictures of their children to the social network could soon get an extra warning popping up on their screen to warn them that their pictures are about to be shared with the public.

Users will be alerted if photographs are going to be made visible to the public at large rather than to a specific group like friends or family members.

Jay Parikh, Facebook's vice president of engineering revealed that this plan is part of their 10-year 'arc of innovation' which is seeing some major changes being brought into play.

He said: 'If I were to upload a photo of my kids playing at the park and I accidentally had it shared with the public, this system could say, "Hey wait a minute, this is a photo of your kids, normally you post this to just your family members, are you sure you want to do this?"

'I think it's a nice intelligent way for us to help you manage all of the data and the information around you,' he said during an event in Bloombury with comedian Dara O'Briain this week.

What do you think of this new warning to parents? Is it a good move to help protect your information? Will it make you think again about what pictures you are posting and to whom?

Let us know what you think in the comments or over on our Facebook page.

TOPICS:   News and Recalls

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