Google Spies On Father, Reports Him For Sharing Photos Of His Child With Doctor

(FiveNation.com)- According to The New York Times, Google flagged several photographs that a man had given to his son’s pediatrician as possible instances of child pornography. As a result, Google locked the guy out of his accounts and started a criminal investigation.

According to the New York Times, the technology giant detected the image when it was automatically sent to Google servers from the father’s phone. After a nearly year-long examination of everything in his Google account, including his search history, location history, messages, and images, the police concluded that he had not committed a crime.

According to the New York Times, the father, who is only identified as Mark, had taken images of his young kid while he was naked at the behest of a doctor concerned about his diseased penis. After Google scanned the photographs, they immediately locked him out of his account, and he lost all of his emails, contacts, and personal photos.

Mark, a software engineer who had worked on a tool for detecting harmful information developed by a technology business, told the New York Times that he was aware that these companies were watching and that privacy is not what we would like it to be. “But to my knowledge, I have not broken any rules.”

According to Jon Callas, a technologist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an organization that works to protect digital civil liberties, as the New York Times quoted, “this is precisely the nightmare that we are all afraid about.”

He said he worries that they will scan his family album and then he will get in trouble.

The moral of the story is not to trust “the cloud.” And if you think you’re not being watched, you are wrong.

It’s odd to contemplate that there are some states you can marry a girl, have sexual relations with her, and have children with her, but you can land in jail if you ever happen to take a picture of her naked, and it goes on the cloud.

This can happen with no intent to share the picture, but it’s the nature of today’s intrusive and dangerous “sharing technology.”