Back when social media was still something establishing its foundations, things were a bit different. People didn’t care what they typed as comments on MySpace, or how many seizures they’d cause others to have from their profile’s flashing black-and-white Fall Out Boy skin(face it: that was why we all learned HTML in the first place.) Where once profile pictures were something you’d only expect high school kids to worry about, things have changed today.
It’s a sad reality for small business photographers that there will be times where their work is stolen by others. Most of the time they’ll barely be able to fight it, either, and they’ll drop charges just because they can’t go on with them.
But its not everyday that you hear about that work being stolen by other artists.
That’s what happened to Rohan Anderson, a photographer from Australia whose work was just recently posted on the Facebook page of a band called The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. Featuring one of the band’s guitarists, the photo was cropped, filtered, and put up on the page with nothing other than the caption “SHREDDER.”[Read More…]
It starts off with the mother posting a photo of her daughter holding a sign that says to ‘like and share this’ on Facebook because the young girl needs to learn some lessons on how many people can see her photo on the internet. Then 4Chan’s /b/ thread found it. If you’re familiar with them, just skip the rest of this article. You know exactly everything that happened next.
By now you should probably know that photos you post on social media may come back to haunt you in your non-virtual life.
Laraine Cook, a (former) girls basketball coach for Pocatello High School re-discovered that truth when she was laid off for posting a personal photo of her and her husband. OK, he was touching her breast. (While her mom was peaking over her shoulder)
Cook’s contract was terminated over that photo with the school district claiming that the photo was immoral.
The photo was posted to Facebook over in July and Cook was fired in October, after the photo was on Facebook for less than 24 hours. [Read More…]
Facebook wants to know all about you. Aside from using your statuses, tags and like Facebook is also using visual data found in pictures uploaded to the network to better map your relations, locations and patterns. They do this by recognizing your face and tagging them with your Facebook user name.
While not all that data is public, Facebook did not spend $55,000,000 to have a face recognition software sitting on a shelf. You can of course choose if you want to enable autotagging being public for yourself, but whatever your privacy choices are, there is a good chance that Facebook may know more about you than you think.
Amsterdam based designer Simone C. Niquille created a line of T-shirts designed at disrupting Facebook’s autotagging. The shirts, while hideous as a fashion statement, work by adding more faces to each picture. Each T-shirt from the Facial Recognition Dazzle line features multiple portraits of a known celebrity – Michael Jackson, Britney, Obama and Britt & Laura.[Read More…]