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PimEyes: An alarmingly accurate face search engine that anyone can use

PimEyes is a paid service that finds photos of a person from across the internet, including some the person may not want exposed

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For $29.99 a month, a website called PimEyes offers a potentially dangerous superpower from the world of science fiction: The ability to search for a face, finding obscure photos that would otherwise have been as safe as the proverbial needle in the vast digital haystack of the internet.

A search takes mere seconds. You upload a photo of a face, check a box agreeing to the terms of service and then get a grid of photos of faces deemed similar, with links to where they appear on the internet. The New York Times used PimEyes on the faces of a dozen

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First Published: May 27 2022 | 10:05 PM IST

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