The Federal Trade Commission says people cannot exploit personal information shared in confidence for commercial gain.
No matter how powerful a facial-recognition technology is, it can’t get the job done without a database that links names to faces, such as those owned by Facebook or LinkedIn.
For those whose privately shared photos have made their way to the web, an argument of implied confidentiality may be a good bet.
Forget Lolcats. If we quit using sites like Facebook, we'll miss opportunities for self-expression, personal growth, learning, support, and civic exchange.
Obscurity is a protective state that can further a number of goals, such as autonomy, self-fulfillment, socialization, and relative freedom from the abuse of power.