Where I live, there’s currently an ongoing domestic-murder case (ex-husband “suspected” of killing ex-wife, but after a shootout he had with police the day after the murder - you gotta figure they’ve got the right guy).
The local paper ran pictures of both the victim and the suspect, that they stole (is that the right word?) from each participant’s Facebook page - which they presumably found from whatever sources/connections/investigative tools that they might have.
(Both people have a pretty common name, so if you just typed them into Facebook, you’d be “lucky” to stumble into the correct ones).
I hope to not get too much into the pros/cons of Facebook (I know there’s the whole sarcastic “what’s Facebook?? never heard of it” contingent) - but anyone with a modicum of technical ability can figure out how to post things visible to your Friends only.
But suppose the two people involved had been somewhat lax in their privacy settings, and now the newspaper reporter goes to the respective Facebook pages, and pulls multiple photos to insert right into the middle of the story.
Does this not seem a little bit sleazy (and I guess I’m speaking more in terms of the murder victim - perhaps the perpetrator deserves no respect of privacy)? Or once you post those photos online (in any context) - I guess maybe they just become public domain, for anyone to use for any purpose whatsoever?