Thursday, March 22, 2018

Haha! There is still time.

Having watched the Corbett Report's "5 Privacies You Didn't Know You Lost," I decided to do an experiment.

I've been active on the internet for some time now. And various different photos of me, including me with a butt hanging out of my mouth have been uploaded to the internet.

For example, there is this one,

And others,

So I took a new photo using my personal tracking device

and did a google image search on that photo.

Sidetrack

For those unfamiliar with how to do this stuff here is a short tutorial.

How to perform a Google Image search.

Step one:

Pick an image you would like to search for, for example,

Step 2

Save the image you want to use in your search by hovering your mouse cursor over the image. The pointer will turn into a little hand with the index finger pointing upward. I would have chosen a different finger for this example. Then you simply click the right mouse button once and a drop down menu should appear.

Select "Save image as..." and save the image to a directory you will be able to remember. Give the image a name you will be able to remember.

Step 3

Find Google Image Search on the internet. The easiest way I can explain this, even to the most hopeless computer newb, is to simply google, "Google Image Seach."

Don't worry about miss-spelling "search" you should still find the right page.

It should look like this,

Click on,

and you should arrive at a page that looks like this,

Please note the three icons on the right side of the search box. Look for the icon that looks like a camera. If I have to do that for you too, what you are looking for is this,

Click on the camera and it should take you to a page that looks like this,

Select the tab that says, "Upload an image." Then click on the button that says, "Choose file."

When you do that, an explorer box should pop up and you will have to fish around for the image you wanted to search for.

If you can't figure out the rest for yourself by following the prompts, you're pretty fucking useless, and you should reconsider whether computer ownership is really for you.

End of Tutorial

So I went through these steps with this image,

and this is what the image search returned, (see more here)

Of course, I laughed at the idea of how many innocent assholes would be arrested before they finally narrowed their search down to me.

In fact, I recognized some of the people who were returned by the search.

They included this guy,

And this guy,

And this guy,

And of course, my favorite,

So at least, as far as Google is concerned, they have a lot of work to do before this technology is perfected.

I have no doubt that they will perfect it. When that time comes, the warnings in the following video from the Corbett Report will be too late too heed.

If you value your privacy, you need to pay attention.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Please feel free to leave your comments, insults, or threats.

Saira Rao - Race Entrepreneur

They call Trump a racist. Well, let's see. I just came upon some Tweets by another US Democrat named Saira Rao. Here are some of t...