Imagine strolling down a busy city street and snapping a photo of a stranger then uploading it into a search engine that almost instantaneously helps you identify the person.

This isn’t a hypothetical. It’s possible now, thanks to a website called PimEyes, considered one of the most powerful publicly available facial recognition tools online.

  • @baconisaveg
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    46 months ago

    Maybe because it doesn’t work? I uploaded a picture of someone I know, it found 2 ‘free’ results, neither of them matched, but it then offered me a ‘deep search’ for only $20.47.

    And at the end of the day, the responsibility is still on YOU to quit fucking uploading your mug everywhere and making it publicly searchable.

    • @Rodeo
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      86 months ago

      What about cameras in public places uploading your image without your consent?

      Remember last year when that mall in Calgary got caught selling face data of random customers? You don’t even need to have any social media at all to be affected by this.