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Candidate's Photos Raise Privacy Issues

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

October 13, 2010

When embarrassing photos of a Virginia congressional candidate were posted online by an opposing party's blogger, she turned the focus to "double standards and the inevitable perils of the digital age," NPR reports. Krystal Ball contends that the six-year-old Christmas party photos of "fully clothed adults of legal age...acting silly and doing stupid things in front of a camera" are an example of what others of her generation--who have lived much of their lives online--can expect to face if they seek public office. "I realized it was important for me to stand up to these tactics, to call them out."
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