NO TAGS without permission
NO TAGS without permission
Categories: NOTAGSwithoutPermission | Comments Off on [VIDEO] Why whoever publishes my picture can decide whether I can be tagged or not, but I can’t?

Your photo associated to your name and profile in someone else’s photo album and available to all his friends… and you cannot decide beforehand whether they can tag you or not. This is something that could happen and it does happen everyday in social networks such as Facebook, as it does not request permission to […]

Categories: NOTAGSwithoutPermission | Comments Off on [VIDEO] Do you think that having the “Friends Only” setting keeps you safe from unwanted tags?

Have you ever thought about it? Even if your configuration on a social network seems that is set to protect your privacy, this feeling could be really misleading. This new video from the #NOTAGSwithoutpermission campaign shows with a clear and simple example what could happen.     Any of your friends on the social network can […]

Categories: News, NOTAGSwithoutPermission | Comments Off on Malware disguised as Facebook Notification takes advantage of fear of being tagged without permission

Facebook users tend to pay careful attention to those messages that come from this network, especially when users are notified of being tagged in a photo. Since tagging doesn’t require prior permission, it becomes paramount to review each and every tag in case users want to delete them. Malware writers take advantage of this situation, […]

Categories: News, NOTAGSwithoutPermission | Comments Off on Facebook wants to be your shrink: How Does That Make You Feel?

In its eight years of existence, Facebook has included and removed many features with the alleged goal of facilitating communication and interaction among its users. Some of these tools, such as photo tagging, have caused (and still do) problems that so far have not been addressed properly. Facebook only intervenes when the content posted by […]

Categories: News | Comments Off on 300 million photos uploaded to Facebook every day

Facebook has just filed a fourth amendment to its S-1 to IPO that notes that it now has 500 million mobile users, 901 million monthly active users, and that it paid 23 million shares at $30.89 a share plus $300 million cash for Instagram for a total of $1,010,470,000. Facebook also made $1.058 billion in revenue in […]

Categories: NOTAGSwithoutPermission | Comments Off on We’ve created a page with real situations

Starting today, we made available a page on this site where we will publish examples of real situations that people have told us about photos being tagged without permission on social networks. Maybe you can tell us about your case or about someone you know?

New technologies have brought to our lives new tools and services, and with those, new customs and lifestyles. Every society requires a relatively long transition period to adapt to new social paradigms. Unfortunately, these periods have been reduced from millennia to centuries, from centuries to decades, and from decades to a few years. For the […]

Categories: NOTAGSwithoutPermission | Comments Off on Identity-tagged photos should be subject to the same protections as social security numbers

The International Biometrics and Identification Association (IBIA), a trade association promoting the appropriate use of identity and security technology, is raising a red flag on an impending “perfect storm.” caused by the combination of photo tagging and tag suggestion through facial recognition technology. The IBIA warns that this perfect storm may destroy the barrier separating our online […]

Categories: NOTAGSwithoutPermission | Comments Off on Over 90% of Facebook users hate having photos of them posted without approval

Facebook users overwhelmingly agree that it’s rude to post photos or videos of them without asking permission first. Some even think it should be illegal. Sophos has polled over 800 Facebook users, asking whether people should seek permission before posting photographs or videos online of others.  Although a large majority – 83% – of […]

Categories: NOTAGSwithoutPermission | Comments Off on Social networking sites need to obtain users’ “informed consent” before suggesting tags

Social networking sites need to obtain users’ “informed consent” before suggesting to other users that those individuals feature in photos that they are uploading to the site, an EU privacy watchdog has said. The Article 29 Working Party said, though, that the networks can process the images legitimately without the consent of those featured in […]

Categories: NOTAGSwithoutPermission | Comments Off on Study Warns of Dangers of Tagging Facebook Photos, Risk of Identity Theft Rises

A new study out of Carnegie Mellon University warns of the possible dangers of tagging photos online, and reports that the risk of identity theft rises when social media profiles get paired with facial recognition software. According to privacy expert Alessandro Acquisti, Assistant Professor of IT and Public Policy, “combining this kind of software with […]