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.
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!")
HAHAHA!!!! This was my first thought when reading the post!
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.
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.
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.
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 . 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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paranoid?. Christin this is why Edward Snowden is wanted. He exposed the information. You have heard of Edward Snowden...right?
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.
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.
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.
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.
by sasta10 10 years ago
Is having an online business as the only source of income risky. Many people say they will love to quit their job for online business. Is it safe to do so.
by countrywomen 13 years ago
Last month my brother didn't like my mention of him in a particular cricket hub and just last night my husband saw the recent hub I wrote about "saving money"(although very little personal info given there but still some info pertaining to him was mentioned which he felt I shouldn't have...
by India Arnold 10 years ago
Is it risky to buy home appliances online?
by FloraBreenRobison 10 years ago
Based on the answers to the question I posted yesterday - motivated in part by the TOS difficulties with Pinterest and the new Pin It button - many people see no reason to cite photgraphs that are:a) in the public domainorb) that belong to the authorThis presents a confusion to me.How is a reader...
by Ahmed Med 6 years ago
Ahmed: is an Arabic name which means 'the praised for good character and conduct' also' the thankful to God (Allah)'. Med: i study medicine .what about you?
by Adamowen 9 years ago
Are you concerned with protecting your identity online?
Copyright © 2022 Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers on this website. HubPages® is a registered trademark of Maven Coalition, Inc. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers to this website may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|