| Real quick before my mom passes out, my wife and I are not pregnant. It does, however, seem that a LOT of my friends are having babies… so this article is for them. So again, no announcements at this time.
As I mentioned though, it seems like a lot of my friends are having babies and subsequently posting ultrasound pictures (including the super cool 3D ones) to their websites and Facebook pages. In all their excitement however, the
soon-to-be parents are overlooking the fact that mommy’s social security number is on the image. Doh! Luckily the number (at least on the mishaps that I’ve seen) is some what inconspicuous in the fact that it doesn’t say “SSN” or “social security number”, so most viewers of the image will hopefully be so excited about the baby pictures that they’ll overlook it… and hopefully no “bad guys” are out on the internet trolling for ultrasound pictures (clearly its not the easiest way to steal someone’s identity, but crimes of opportunity happen all the time). That’s a chance I’d rather not take though, and I’m sure neither would the individuals involved; so here’s your friendly reminder… make sure and take a look at those pesky numbers all over the image prior to posting, and crop out any unnecessary personal info that doesn’t need to float around the internet for ages to come.
– Dan Thompson