In fact, Malaysian officials think the selfie could be downright dangerous:
According to Harian Metro, CyberSecurity Malaysia communications officer Jazannul Azriq Aripin said there were reported cases of “bomoh” or local shamans purportedly using pictures on social media site such as Facebook to supposedly hex their victims.
“Do not be surprised if the ‘bomoh’ themselves are getting smarter and they may have installed wireless broadband to launch their black magic,” he told the local Malay daily.
“So, avoid uploading pictures of yourself to avoid the threat of black magic.”
He did not elaborate on what occurred in the cases he cited or how “black magic” worked online.
Then again, just being on Facebook might be bad juju of a sort.