"Social media is teeming with ten year old pictures as well as celebrities as your friends. It is about the ”ten year challenge” where they are asked to publish a picture of herself from 2009 and one from this year. Now raise teknikexperten Kate O'neill a warning finger."
"Are the ”ten year challenge” completely harmless? Perhaps not, writes teknikexperten and writer Kate O’Neill, in the magazine Wired. ”The challenge”, which is to share a picture of yourself ten years ago and one from this year on social media, has been huge spread. Most people have probably posted their images without any further thought."
"According to Kate O'neill, the man should be more restrictive with the type of personal information they share online."
"”Thanks to this phenomenon, there are now a wide range of data with carefully selected pictures of people from ten years ago and now,” she writes."
"This is, according to her, a perfect basis for those who want to train face detection technology. More specifically: How the people's appearance to change with the times."
"But is it really so dangerous that anyone can use your pictures to train an algorithm? Not always. Kate O'neill lists the various positive scenarios. An advanced algorithm would be to facilitate when searching for missing children. If the person has been gone a long time would be able to see the different compared with the last photograph. A reliable ansiktsalgoritm would then be able to generate an image which shows how the child looks right now."
"at the same time, writes Kate O'neill that we do not know exactly how this type of data can be used – or by whom. She thinks that the information is mainly interesting for those who work with the targeted advertising, but still urge caution."
"”Whatever the origin or intent behind this phenomenon then we must all become more knowledgeable about the data we create and share, its availability, and the consequences of how it is used,” she writes."
"She is clearly that it is not to spread conspiracy theories, but that she just wants to get people to be more careful on social media."