A “privacy crisis,” as most people are calling it, or an “absolute disaster” from a website that’s currently under pressure from virtually all over the web , or which ever term you decide to give it, but no matter which one seems more plausible, one thing remains certain — Facebook’s privacy problems have given its users more reasons to be concerned. Some people have even gone as far as threatening to delete their facebook accounts, while others have grown more cautious about the kinds of information they post to the site.
At the moment, photographs are really a big concern, Although facebook has specifically said that it does not allow third party sites to access users photos , but it’s been proven that there are sites that’s been successfully doing it. Spokeo.com, for instance. This site let’s you search for people , email address and even phone numbers then displays results that include photographs and other miscellaneous information that might be private to certain people and making it available for public viewing.
However the good news is , amid all this crisis, there is still a way to manage your photo privacy online . When it comes to taking control of your photographs, there is one site that is particularly great for this. TinEye.com
TinEye is a reverse image search engine. It finds out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version… It uses image identification technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks.
Basically, How it works is — it lets you upload a photograph and searches the web to find where your photos is being used on other websites. Its a great tool , especially if you are worried that somebody is using you photographs elsewhere without your knowledge or consent.