There are some ways through which you can find out if someone has stolen our Facebook image and published it on the Net
There are many people who every day become victims of identity theft on the Internet. And not always because of computer breaches. Many of our personal data can be taken from our social accounts. As in the last case made known by the Police on their Facebook account Commissariato PS Online-Italia.
According to what told by the force of public security, in a Sicilian city, whose name is not known, the images of some girls ended up in an erotic chat. And without the young women knowing anything. To publish the photos, which were discovered by chance, would have been a 34-year-old man. The Postal Police arrived at the man by tracing his IP address. The person responsible was reported and will have to serve an 8-month sentence on probation to social services. But is it possible to find out if someone has appropriated some of our images to create a fake profile or to publish them on the Internet?
Limiting access to data published on Facebook
Before answering this question, it is useful to make a small but important consideration. As some cybersecurity experts suggest, there are some items that are best not shared publicly on Facebook, or another social network. And among these are the date of birth and photographs of our children. If we really want to create a "sensitive" photo album, it is advisable to first change the privacy settings and thus limit access to our personal data only to trusted people. In this way we will avoid that some prying eyes peek freely into our profile and steal our data and published images.
How to find out who stole our images
Having said that, let's try to answer the question of a few moments ago. Yes, it is possible to find out if someone is misusing one of our Facebook photos. The easiest way is to use Google Images. Drag the image or copy its link into the search bar and Google, thanks to some advanced facial recognition algorithms, will help you find out if the photo has been posted somewhere on the internet.
Other programs to track images
There are also other sites you can use to track images on the web. One of the most popular is TinEye. Like Google Images, the website allows you to find a photo by pasting the Url into the search bar. TinEye is also useful for searching for images posted on Flickr. If you want to find out if someone has stolen not only your photos, but also the text of your web page, you can use Copyscape.
Verification systems aside, the main weapon is always prevention. Don't openly publish photos and other sensitive data on social networks. If you do, remember to change your privacy settings. And if you have discovered that someone has created a Facebook profile using your data, report it immediately to the social network.