Technology to Out Sex Workers

2017-10-13T11:57:02
ID SCHNEIER:F3A5A30DDDB56B0876B8BB7FE9A90056
Type schneier
Reporter Bruce Schneier
Modified 2017-10-13T11:57:02

Description

Two related stories:

PornHub is using machine learning algorithms to identify actors in different videos, so as to better index them. People are worried that it can really identify them, by linking their stage names to their real names.

Facebook somehow managed to link a sex worker's clients under her fake name to her real profile.

Sometimes people have legitimate reasons for having two identities. That is becoming harder and harder.