For all the stalkers out there, there’s good news. But given your stalking tendencies, I’m sure you are already aware of the much-anticipated blessing. Yes, it’s finally happening. Gone are the days when viewing profile photos was such not such a luxury and required some technical efforts. Bid a happy farewell to the primitive times when a peek into just anybody’s personal and private life actually required the mercy of consent. Apparently, now Facebook profile photos are visible to everyone, no matter what “privacy” settings a user opts for!
While such an investigative approach into privacy policies in Pakistan is not a subject of preference for concerned authorities, it is safe to claim that the issue of photo privacy is of utmost significance to a majority of Pakistani Facebook users. In the pre-photo privacy breach era, how many profiles (with the exception of the fake PrEciOus PeArl/Cute Doll kind) did we ever come across that permitted access to profile photos? The answer to that question, more than anything, should be a proof of how comfortable users are sharing their photos with other users (the rest of the world now).
Being somebody who spends a significant time of her day on Facebook, I love and appreciate all the entertainment and networking opportunities the social network offers. However, who we socialize and share information with should always be a matter of choice rather than imposition. Having my photos viewed by every Tom, Dick, Harry and Precious Pearl on the planet, is not something I will ever come to love, appreciate or accept.