“How a Photo Can Ruin Your Life”


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How a Photo Can Ruin Your Life sounds like one of those headlines from the local 10pm “news” (“This man now sporting a beard - tonight at ten”), but in fact it does address quite a few very serious issues: “The FBI has issued blanket requests to photo processing labs and computer repair shops in some cities to be on the lookout for pictures of kids in compromising positions, urging them to call the authorities whether they’re sure or not about a picture’s legality. The big national chains that have photo processing labs […] have company policies that compel them to notify the police about any criminal activity they see in customers’ photos. And when children are involved, they’re more than willing to err on the side of caution.”