I don't want to be alarmist, but google lens is good enough that it can help dox you. all it takes is for a building in the background of a photo to have been listed on zillow, then google lens might be able to find it given that section of the pic

there is a selection bias because I picked this building since it was already on zillow, but the fact that this works consistently is worrisome

one of the buildings visible from my balcony is susceptible to this 😟

@SuricrasiaOnline i wonder if it still works if you take the picture through a vhs-like camera app that adds distortions...

@SuricrasiaOnline kind of reminds me of how some researchers found the top domains a machine learning image generator thing was trained on, and one of the top ones was (Pinterest's CDN URL). i think at this point every image that's ever been on the internet has probably been scraped for pinterest.

@SuricrasiaOnline not knowing what it is, or what it does, i assumed from the name it's spyware, and disabled it:

@SuricrasiaOnline there's also which can give even better results (because they care about ethics *even* less, probably)

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