Is Your Face On the Internet? Let’s Find Out!
Is your face on the internet? If so, where is it and how many times does it show up… Once? Twice? Dozens of times? Would you like to know?
PimEyes is a controversial site, so we are not making it a Cloudeight Site Pick. However, we want you to be aware that this technology exists and you can use it for free to find your face on the internet. Scary?
So what is PimEyes anyway?
PimEyes is a facial recognition search engine that allows you to find images of specific faces on the internet. It works by using a reverse image search mechanism combined with AI facial recognition technology. This means you can upload a photo of a person, and PimEyes will search the web for other images containing that same face, even if it appears in a different context, such as with a different background, haircut, or alongside other people.
Here are some of the things you can use PimEyes for:
Protecting your online image: You can use PimEyes to see where your own images appear online, and to check for unauthorized use of your photos.
Finding information about someone: If you have a photo of someone, you can use PimEyes to try to find out more about them, such as their name or profession.
Investigating copyright infringement: If you believe that someone is using your images without your permission, you can use PimEyes to help you track down the source of the infringement.
You should also know that PimEyes has also been criticized for privacy concerns. The fact that it allows users to search for images of anyone, regardless of their consent, has raised concerns about the potential for misuse.
It is a free service, but there are paid versions that offer additional features, such as the ability to receive alerts when new images of a specific face are found
Here are some words from PimEyes…
“We believe that you have the right to find yourself on the Internet and protect your privacy and image.
Using the latest technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning, we help you find your pictures on the Internet and defend yourself from scammers, identity thieves, or people who use your image illegally.
That is why we have created PimEyes – a multi-purpose tool allowing you to track down your face on the Internet, reclaim image rights, and monitor your online presence…”
“Exclude your face from PimEye’s search results
With PimEye’s you can hide your existing photos from being showed on the public search results page. This action will remove photos only from our search engine, we are not responsible for the original source of the photo, and it will still be available in the internet…”
EVERYONE CAN CONTROL THEIR DATA
As far as PimEyes is a public and opened web site search engine, we have introduced free search option, where every user, without subscription, or having even a free account can check their online presence.
We understand that there might be users who are not interested in our services and same time do not wish to be found by our search engine. Therefore, we offer every user a form to preform opt-out, which removes entire index combination related to their photos and blocks it from future processing, or users may remove, and block indexes related to a certain photo by simple click below each free search result.
Both of these options are free and doesn’t require subscription, or any other type of payment.
The requests are reviewed by the data security team every day. Accordingly, they are executed within 24 hours during the working days…”
So, let’s face it, PimEyes is kind of creepy, right? Still, wouldn’t you like to know if your face shows up on the internet and where and with whom?
Yep, we thought so,