‘Most disturbing website ever’ that finds every single photo that exists of you reveals how to delete them
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While advances in technology can be rather exciting, particularly with artificial intelligence, it can also be rather scary with how fast it is advancing.
Jumping on the ChatGPT bandwagon is certainly understandable, as the bot can respond to questions in a human-like manner and understand the context of follow-up queries, much like in human conversations.
However, there are definitely some advances in technology that has provided us with some things that, to be honest, we could rather do without.
One of those is when AI can identify and find any pictures of yourself that are online.
Maybe you've put a picture of yourself on a drunken night out online, or perhaps you even have no control because one of your pals has posted you doing something rather embarrassing to their Instagram story.
Any come to mind?
Well, unfortunately, image search site PimEyes will likely find that photo you want no one to see, thanks to AI.
The website has even been dubbed 'the most disturbing AI website on the internet'.
The way it works is that you give the site a photo of yourself and it uses that picture to collect all of your snaps that are supposedly available on the internet.
You can see how it works here:
It definitely does feel like something out of the future, right?
Yes, maybe, but some have even labelled it as 'a stalker's dream'.
It is also worth mentioning that one of us at LADbible tried out the site, with them saying: "It's perhaps better at finding your doppelgangers than it is at tracking down every picture of you on the internet, but it is incredibly fast.
"The first two were pictures of me, though the remaining six were images of other people who shared some similar facial features, mostly the eyebrows and the beard."
However, someone else said it was 'disturbing but extremely valuable' when it came to finding multiple pictures of themselves that were online without their consent, so they could order websites to take the pictures down.
And PimEyes themselves have also revealed to their users how to delete some of these unwanted photos from the internet.
According to the site, you have two 'really helpful' friends when it comes to deleting photos: DMCA and GDPR.
For those unaware, GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulation and is actually a European Union law, though is respected by many countries outside the EU and Europe.
By this law, you have the right to erase any data concerning yourself, including pictures. This is also often called the 'right to be forgotten'.
Meanwhile, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is more recognised around the world and is more focused on your rights as 'the author in the photo'.
That means that if someone steals it and publishes it online, you have the right to enforce its removal.