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I highly recommend reading this eye-opening blog on the subject by IOActive.

Give some thought to what people can see in your photos’ backgrounds before posting them to your private dating profile.

Even if your registered username isn’t immediately visible in a dating profile, it’s often visible in the URL of your profile, your profile photo filenames, or during communication with other users.

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These pieces of information put together say a lot more about your location than they do individually. How much information have you posted on your profile over time as you’ve updated it?

How much information are you providing in private conversations with other users?

Unfortunately, this isn’t an easy thing to fix after the damage is done.

The bottom line is: assume that anything posted to the internet is perpetual, and usually cannot be removed (even through legal action).

A few years ago, image recognition on a large scale was restricted to law enforcement and corporate security. Free services like Tineye and Google Images will search billions of indexed images on the internet for identical or similar pictures.

This isn’t necessarily traditional hash or metadata specific – cropping or resizing an image is not a foolproof way to defeat this (as I show in the screenshot below, where Tineye and Google correctly identified my profile selfie which is substantially cropped on social media).

Give some consideration to how much information you’re giving other users over time and as a whole.

Did you post that you live in Milwaukee, tell a user that you live in an apartment with a pool, and tell another that you live next to an airport?

The second way your photos can betray your privacy is a bit more technical, but still terribly important to recognize.

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