Picturelife Leaks

I received this email from StreamNation in my inbox yesterday:


Hi!

You are among a few of our users who received one or several emails from Picturelife with photos that don’t belong to you. We are deeply sorry you received them.

Those emails were sent during our migration of Picturelife to StreamNation. Security and privacy is our top priorities, this issue was fixed almost instantaneously. Please be assured your content wasn’t shared at all, and is safe, private and secure. Would you be kind enough to delete those emails?

Best,

The StreamNation Team


Seriously, how could such a major blunder occur? One of the highlights of Picturelife is for me to be reminded of my past – what I did on the particular day last year, the year before or even 5 years back. The flashback is one of the more compelling reasons why I didn’t switch to platforms like Google or Flickr that offers free photo storage. I’ve been a loyal paying user and this comes as a tremendous disappointment.

I re-read the entire email many times over:Just imagine, you waking up to album of photos that doesn’t belong to you. Or worse, the personal photos you took with your loved ones are being sent to the wrong recipient. You didn’t even know who it was sent to and you don’t know that person.

Security and privacy is our top priorities, this issue was fixed almost instantaneously. Please be assured your content wasn’t shared at all, and is safe, private and secure. Would you be kind enough to delete those emails?

This shouldn’t have happened if security and privacy are the top priorities. And if indeed they are, the glitch have already happened. Saying our content “wasn’t shared at all, and is safe, private and secure.” is all bullshit.

I’m actively looking at other alternatives. Picturelife, you leave me with bittersweet memories.