Facial Recognition: A face is not as unique as a fingerprint, but it can be recorded. Of course, it can be recorded and can be searched.
Face recognition, combined with data from millions of surveillance cameras or online profiles, is a very powerful tool for finding people and tracking their every move.
Below we will see five face search engines that will probably surprise you. Let's see what they reveal about you or your friends.
Google image search: Reverse face search
Do you know that you can do a Google search for images? Instead of a keyword, you can use an image to search for similar images.
Click the camera icon and add an image from your computer, or copy and paste the URL of an image and Google will show you similar images.
But this is known. Let's see how you can search for people on Google by adding a few letters to the URL.
In Google Image Search, enter the image you want to search for and press Enter. Then add the text & imgtype = face at the end of the URL or just before any other text beginning with &. This will greatly improve the search results.
PicTriev: Face recognition
PicTriev goes one step further in Facial Recognition. Unfortunately, the feature is limited to celebrities.
Add the URL or upload a photo in JPG or JPEG format, no larger than 200 KB, and the search engine will return similar celebrity images.
TinEye: Reverse image search
The TinEye search engine also works for individuals. TinEye Reverse Image Search works almost like Google's service. You can upload an image or paste a URL to search for it.
PimEyes: Face search
Similar to Google, PimEyes uses images and Facial Recognition technology to search for similar faces on over 10 million websites.
Betaface: Face recognition display
Betaface offers a face recognition search similar to PicTriev's service. You can upload an image or enter the URL of the image and the face search engine will isolate all the faces it can find in the photo.
You can then search for celebrities or search Wikipedia for any people recognized by the service.
Face recognition tools are fun, but they can also be very useful. They can help authorities identify security camera suspects, or they can help professional photographers or the media highlight their visuals. In addition, face recognition may soon replace passwords.
Of course there is a dark side as in any technology tool. Facebook uses face recognition search to identify people in photos (unless you turn off the feature). As for the data that Facebook collects, no one knows where they are going. And obviously, Facebook's face search engine is better than the FBI's identification tool.
Because it has many more users, and even volunteers! You can not always hide your face.