There’s a new app you can put on your smartphone that lets you take a picture of someone — a stranger on the street — and then use the picture to find that person on Facebook… even if you don’t know their name.
Think about how potentially dangerous this can be.
Say you’re walking down the street. You don’t even realize that someone is taking your picture with their phone.
But that person can now find you on Facebook. They can figure out your name and with that information, they may be able to learn more. Like where you work. Or where you live.
Even worse, if you haven’t checked your Facebook privacy settings in a while, this person may be able to see more about you through Facebook than you want.
This takes potential stalking to a whole new level.
If you’ve been thinking about getting off of Facebook — and there are plenty of good reasons for making that choice — then let this be the final straw.
If you rely Facebook to stay in touch with your family and friends, then make sure you review your privacy setting regularly. And don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know!