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OPSEC - Google Photos can now search for text in your pictures, copy and paste it

Discussion in 'The Main Board' started by twp, Nov 7, 2019 at 11:16 AM.

  1. twp

    twp Administrator Staff Member

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    I alternated between laughing and crying when I read this story. It appears to approve of this new Google "tool"... [expletives deleted]:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/googl...h-for-text-in-pictures-and-copy-and-paste-it/

    In reality, this is a warning to Preppers to hide your information when you are in view of a camera... That means when you post a picture online, Google can (will) analyze it and may (will) attempt to extract information from the image. Yes, that means even on this forum, so use caution about what you post. Think carefully about the content of your images.

    I hope you all know that I have railed against all things Google in the past... Nothing has change, in fact, it has gotten worse.
    [edit] Yes, I do have a piece of black tape over my laptop camera and the microphone is physically blocked.

    All I can say is: you have been warned.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2019 at 11:26 AM
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