Do you think placing your photo online is risky?

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  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago

    Do you think placing your photo online is risky?

    Awhile back I learned that when your photo is online, there is technology available now that can gather highly personal information with it, such as your social security number, etc.  It's even worse if you use your real name with it.  Many here at least use their real photo because they have been told it makes their work appear more "professional".  Some also use their real names.  Do you worry about identity theft?  I do...which is why you will never see my photo or real name here. 

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  2. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    If anybody wants to steal my identity, they're more than welcome to take on all the debt load and horrible credit that goes with it.

    They'd probably give it back to me within a couple of hours. ("Damn! Sorry dude! We had no idea how @#$%'d you were!")

    1. peeples profile image94
      peeplesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      HAHAHA!!!! This was my first thought when reading the post!

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Reminds me of "The Ransom of Red Chief"...it's about kidnappers that are driven crazy by the kid they took and try to give him back...emphasis on try!  Too funny.

  3. qeyler profile image50
    qeylerposted 2 years ago

    One of the facts of various sites, i.e. Facebook, is that they are useful in the commission of crime.  I see your face, I know where you live, I know what you have.

    There you are in front of your new car, parked in your driveway.  I see you go into your house, leave the car in the driveway... I see you come out in your jogging suit.

    This is just the iceberg tip.

    1. FatFreddysCat profile image98
      FatFreddysCatposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Which is why I rarely, if ever, post personal pix or info on my FB. My Facebook is mostly Simpsons quotes, links to my HubPages, music videos and other nerdy junk that no one cares about.

  4. Jonas Rodrigo profile image80
    Jonas Rodrigoposted 2 years ago

    Not really. Well, it really depends on the kind of photo that you post. I think it's rather absurd that someone can figure out important details about you from a single photo.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Well, it happens every day.  The software has been out there for this for a few years now.

  5. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 2 years ago

    I'm sorry, but what nonsense.  No one is getting your social security number through facial recognition scanning on the internet.  As long as we use common sense, there's nothing to be afraid of using our actual picture.  I doubt most of us publish our address, things we own etc. Also on FB there are privacy settings.  I do not share photos that are too personal with anyone who isn't on a specific list.

    Consider this - nearly every place you go in public you are on camera. That's  the way the world is now.  You can't walk into a store or even into most place of business and not have images of you.

    If you drive up to an ATM your image and your car and your plates are able to be viewed.  I drive up to the ATM a lot - I've yet to have anyone steal my identity, track my plates and rob my house.

    I use my image on the internet with common sense and I'm quite sure if most hubbers passed me on the street, you wouldn't recognize me nor I you just from seeing a little image icon on the screen smile.  I think people need to relax a bit more with the paranoia to be honest.  Yes, we should always be cautious, but what's the point in being afraid to be who we are?

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, but I disagree.  It might do you good to do a bit of research to see what FB tried to do awhile back (and may still be doing).  Those cameras you discussed aren't on the internet...big difference.

    2. ChristinS profile image94
      ChristinSposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'd love to see the proof of software that can get our SS number from facial recognition on the internet. Do you have a link to this information you could share?

    3. qeyler profile image50
      qeylerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think the public appreciates these FACTS
      1.  Facebook sells information to advertisers.  This is not hidden, it has been admitted on numerous occasions.
      2. Gmail sell information to advertisers, going for keywords in your posts.

    4. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Christin:  If you check FB on Wikipedia you will see that FB caused a big ruckus when it implemented this technology.  I think they were forced to stop using it legally, but it proves the software exists.  You'll find other shocking info there, also.

    5. qeyler profile image50
      qeylerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I read your response with a sense of terror, clutch my copy of 1984, and realise that people are so willing to give up their freedom.

    6. ChristinS profile image94
      ChristinSposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      that was for tagging pictures and has nothing to do with your assertion that people can get your SS# through your pictures on FB - not the same thing.  I find freedom to be not being paranoid qeyler and use adblock software.

    7. qeyler profile image50
      qeylerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Paranoid?.  Christin this is why Edward Snowden is wanted.  He exposed the information.    You have heard of Edward Snowden...right?

    8. ChristinS profile image94
      ChristinSposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Snowden has nothing to do with the original question that said any old person can get your SS number through a facebook picture.  I didn't realize we changed the subject. IF the govt wants to track u a fake avatar and name aren't going to stop them.

    9. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes it does.  In fact the Wikipedia info specifically stated that.  Take the time to read it.  The info is located in the middle of other info about FB's nasty tricks and tells about lawsuits, etc.

    10. qeyler profile image50
      qeylerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Timetraveler2, you and I appear to be the only people who read and/or have fully operational brains.     There is a YouTube video about the 'Gmailman' who reads your mail....ahh..  The Zombie Apocalypse must have happened.

  6. Kimberleyclarke profile image84
    Kimberleyclarkeposted 2 years ago

    I use my real photo, but not my real name. I don't worry about identity theft too much...if someone is determined to steal things from me, they'll find a way.

 
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