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.

  • @tacosanonymous
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    186 months ago

    Okay, we need legal protections against this yesterday. Wtf?

    • @baconisaveg@lemmy.ca
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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@lemmy.ca
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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.

    • Nik282000
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      16 months ago

      That cat has been out of the bag for nearly 20 years. If you have ever posted photos of yourself online (on a platform that you do not own and operate) your images are free for that platform to use however they want. The way to not be in a face search engine is to not upload your face into search engines.