PORN STARS AND SEX WORKERS TARGETED WITH FACIAL RECOGNITION APP

Alexandra Mayers aka Monica Foster commentary: Remember boys and girls – nowadays the likelihood of your real name being linked to your stage name is extremely high. Whether it’s facial recognition software that outs you or a google text search – once you expose your body in porn, you also expose your identity to the world.

facial-recognition-porn-sex-russiaspotted via NewsWeek

A new facial recognition tool is being used to reveal the true identities of porn actresses and sex workers for the purpose of “outing” them to their families and social media contacts.

The FindFace app, which launched in February this year, works by analyzing an image of a person and matching it to their account on the Russian social network VKontakte.

Users of the Russian website Dvach are now using the technology to deanonymize porn actresses and spam their friends and families with news of their discovery. The campaign is also targeting women registered to the Russian website “Intimcity,” which advertises prostitution and escort services.

Several examples seen by Global Voices revealed that the participants of the campaign are motivated by moral outrage towards an industry they view as “corrupt and deceptive.”

Despite the privacy concerns with FindFace, Russian security firm Kaspersky notes that there is nothing illegal in the way the app operates.

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