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"Adult" industry workers identified ...

OK, how do I discuss this without running afoul of the dreaded "community" pr0n filter?

 

Somebody claims to have used facial recognition to compare about a 100,000 actresses in the adult film industry with social media profiles in order to identify them.  Supposedly they are doing this in order to help guys whose girlfriends might have acted in such films.

 

I note they aren't helping women whose boyfriends might have acted in such films ...

 

Of course, so far there is no proof that he's actually done this, but it is possible, and it's even been done before.

 

Yeah, yeah, I know, "if you have nothing to hide, you have no reason to fear being outed/surveilled/etc."  I don't accept that argument from anyone wearing clothes ...


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Contributor II

Re: "Adult" industry workers identified ...

Rslade;

 

Could really use a little context as to whom you wish to have a discussion. From an HR standpoint this is nothing more than a lawsuit waiting to happen and for obvious reasons. Unless you can find a very creative, if not legitimate reason to use such a service I would avoid the entanglement.

 

If this is one of those "friend of a friend" or "asking for a friend - I'd still approach this with kid gloves. Maybe latex if its latex Tuesday or such.

 

Strictly from a technical perspective you need to know the false positives rate before officially naming someone. Again, this is a quagmire of yuckiness just waiting to happen.

 

Proceed with caution

 

- b/eads

Contributor I

Re: "Adult" industry workers identified ...

As a service as a whole, I am utterly against anything of this kind, whether it's checking what someone did in the past for the (imo) safety of guys who's gf's may have been actresses (which may in some circles count as a bonus) or checking whether someone is suitable for work by trying to find their social media behind their backs.

 

I will accept that there are certain situations in which facial recognition tools can be put to good use, but it should be done in accordance with the legal rights to do so, and for a very good reason.

 

Not sure about the US, but here it is considered stalking, which is sue-able under law.