Did you know? That anything you place on the internet is not private, no matter how much restriction you think you have. placed on your data by spending over an hour choosing who can see your photo or not. Unless it is your device, network, server , etc., don't ever think that you have any control of your data. It is one of the obvious lessons taught by all intrusions and breaches we see on a daily basis; proving that with enough patience and perseverance your information will be accessed. Sometimes, it's just a fat-finger-fuck up (as seen on attached link) that happens more often than you think. So before you share, beware. Also, be absolutely certain that you are 100% okay with it being 'exposed' because most breaches aren't known until discovered by some forensic investigation and reported much later.
If more people were to understand this, then the attached story would get a shrug and 'ehh, whatever' because it is a social network. However, this logic doesn't apply to our information being shared that is protected by laws and compliance directives such as HIPAA, PCI. If a medical facility, bank or merchant wants to store my data electronically, then I don't expect to see it floating around on the internet. That is where demand for more security, stricter laws and penalties and more exposure to people should be. Instead only those affected will receive emails and letters with a year's worth of credit monitoring for identity theft and some reassurance that the organization has taken steps to mitigate the risk - only for it to happen again in some cases.
Every day I read about health and credit card breaches that don't have any news coverage, but social networks? oh, noes!!