"Your Face is Big Data," is a smart but also slightly scary project by Russian photographer Egor Tsvetkov. In order to show how easy it is for complete strangers to gather information about you, Egor spent six weeks taking around 100 pictures of subway commuters in St Petersburg before using a facial recognition app called FindFace to track down their internet profiles.

He used open source software to scan the 55 million plus users of VKontakte, Russia's biggest social network, and despite some of his photographs bearing little resemblance to their online pictures, Egor was (rather alarmingly) able to find around 70% of the people he snapped. “My project is a clear illustration of the future that awaits us if we continue to disclose as much about ourselves on the internet as we do now,” he said. In an age where people are using social media more than ever, perhaps it's time we started to think about how much information we really want to share with the world.

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Your Face Is Big Data

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pearl dsouza
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3 years ago

You know nothing Jon Snow!!!!

Marcos Zamarripa
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3 years ago

Jon Snow-den.

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Marcela Nedov
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3 years ago

Are you all missing the point?! Any creep can get near you, more and more easier. Who cares if the girl is pretty, or not?! Geez

Mariët Maanen
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3 years ago

Obviously, if u put your pictures online ánd live this can happen. I do not see an illegal thing happening.

Don Cook
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3 years ago

okay, but then do You find sexual assault okay, too? Moron?

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Allison Woodfill
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3 years ago

She's very pretty

Amane Miura
Community Member
3 years ago

This is illegal

jevais
Community Member
3 years ago

Could please tell me in which countries it is illegal to do this. I would be most grateful. This is very horrifying.

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Megan Bialas
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3 years ago

If Scar-Jo and Kit Harrington made a human...

jevais
Community Member
3 years ago

Help, SOS, how can we protect ourselves against this? This application takes a picture of person and lets you find the name, address, the content of their Facebook or whatever, should not be possible. We are now living in a world described in George Orwell's book titled, "1984". This is to date the most scary thing I've come across on the Net. God help us.

Mariana Janošová
Community Member
3 years ago

OMG how everyone on the left picture is doing something with the phone...

Marcela Nedov
Community Member
3 years ago

Yup. So wrong, in so many levels.

Bhilis
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful girl. Love those eyes.

Kay Noor
Community Member
3 years ago

She still pretty

Ksantipa Curie
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3 years ago

The forehead on the right picture is almost twice the size of the left one.... hmmmm...

Robyn Howard
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3 years ago

Well in one of the photos she is looking down while the other she is looking up. Maybe this is why. ..

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Sandra Louk
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3 years ago

I don't see any problem here ,she's pretty in both way Right is natural Left is just make up. She still look stunning ,

MonicBlue C
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3 years ago

The problem is that anyone can see you on the streets, take a pic and stalk you via internet on any social network you've uploaded a picture

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Jessica Postma
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3 years ago

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Fur is for ugly people

Quant
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3 years ago

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really cute in the right pic, really scary hairy on the left... me is so confused...

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Estefani Licea Madrigal
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3 years ago

All i know it's that cake looks delicious and I want some

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Your Face Is Big Data

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Sunniva Jønsson
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3 years ago

The same bag:)

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