[ExI] Putting a face with the name

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 22:04:15 UTC 2019

On Thu, 18 Jul 2019 at 21:10, Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 2:33 PM BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sorry, too busy reading about the security problems about photos on
>> FaceApp, Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat.
>> Exi-chat is a public mailing list.
> I'm guessing you're referring to FaceApp and potential privacy issues. I obviously wouldn't post a phone here that I wanted kept private.

Well, FaceApp is the current issue all over the news channels. But all
the social systems have privacy problems, as well as mailing lists and
websites. The problem is not just one photo. It is face recognition
and cross-correlation of databases, places, times, other people in
photos, etc. There is a lot of data attached to a photo and many
organisations just love accumulating user profiles from all that
lovely data.
And, of course, once a photo goes public you have no control over how
it may be used or where it may end up.


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