August 1, 2007
Posted by Sam Jackson
Mashable had a great post today, "DOWNLOAD EVERYTHING: 30+ Firefox Add-ons For Downloading Images, Videos & Files" many of which are very useful--check it out if you're a Firefox user (and if you're not, check it out so you can see why you ought to be). But nestled within those embedded video downloaders and screen grabbing extensions was one which struck me as elegant in its simplicity and dangerous in its potential: Facebook Photo Album Downloader.
Promising to allow users to "easily download whole albums off Facebook" (it does) this should be a good reminder of how easily photos people upload to Facebook can just as quickly be pulled down onto users hard drives and travel from there anywhere in the world.
Be careful, people! I stopped warning people about the content of their facebook albums sometime last year after I found no one would respond seriously to the links to real-life accounts of life implosions and job disasters from Facebook content. Just think about it!