Facial recognition’s ‘dirty little secret’: Millions of online photos scraped without consent
Again, from NBC News:
“None of the people I photographed had any idea their images were being used in this way,” said Greg Peverill-Conti, a Boston-based public relations executive who has more than 700 photos in IBM’s collection, known as a “training dataset.”
“It seems a little sketchy that IBM can use these pictures without saying anything to anybody,” he said.
Check If Your Images Were Used
NBC created a tool that allows you to check to see if your images were used by IBM. Go to NBC’s story located HERE. Scroll down a bit and you’ll find a box prompting you to enter your Flickr user name. That’s all the tool requires to check if your images were used.
I believe things like this are happening more than we realize. We must understand that any image we share online has the potential to be used by anyone, anytime, for anything.