including a much better quote about the tech relevance:
"Because the performance of smartphone cameras has improved and the image quality has become very fine, privacy information has leaked out in a completely unexpected manner.
"Users need to be well aware that there is always a risk of privacy leaks, and new measures are required on the software side, such as the option of degrading image quality."
exiftool -all="" filename.jpg
I'm not quite sure how to address that properly.
So, generally, having software make decisions on its own about how to handle some aspect of metadata seems like a poor choice.
Besides, this also introduces a security vulnerability - image metadata parsers are complex and there are regularly bugs found in them.
Apple, though, with privacy ostensibly being their thing, would be pretty on-brand to set up an iOS capability for getting to see the original image files, with all apps you don't explicitly authorize instead getting to see degraded-resolution images with the exif data scrubbed.
Android could do it, too, but it seems less likely to happen since all that extra information is valuable marketing and tracking signal.
The swipe against Android is absurd, since Google could easily slurp that information before letting you edit it (as the do with your browsing activity) to prevent others from accessing that information, if they wanted to (which they don't).
Edit: I had a vague memory of this being in iOS 13, so I looked for it and there’s an option to strip location data when you share an image now.
I always find it weird when self-proclaimed "fans" harm the people they are supposedly fans of.
Few people talk about it but it’s actually extremely weird to have celebrities at all. It’s a cultural and economic phenomenon that works to hijack our tendency to form relationships and identify with people we find attractive. It takes a mechanism that’s supposed to help us bond with our family members and leverages it for profit. The fact that some people can’t handle this gets overlooked. All blame is placed on the individual, allowing the rest of us to absolve ourselves of guilt and responsibility.
Put another way, I think this is a similar side of the coin to the fact that most people tend to (consciously or not) put together lists of: "X knows about this better than me, and I trust X, and don't have time to devote to learning about this topic, therefore if I ever need to know more about this topic I can call X" for almost every aspect of our lives.
Note: I have no source here, this is just personally derived observation. A real study on this would be quite interesting. Though I'm sure when we discussed its results, we would do so by discussing the scientist's name and reputation.
"We've got Ja Rule on the phone, let's see what Ja's thoughts are on this tragedy."
I'm going to talk about a study right now, but I can't even find it, so I have absolutely no rigor or data about this and it needs many grains of salt. Just pretend I'm holding a drink and talking to you at a party right now. "There was a study" where [species of monkey or ape] were basically encouraged to use money, i.e. they were trained to see a certain token as valuable. From this they began to trade it for food, and then for sex, and weirdly at some point, for the chance to gaze at photos of the alpha of the group. So they essentially ended up inventing trade, prostitution, and celebrity worship from first principles.
Our civilization has evolved much faster than our minds and bodies, but the choice to harm others is still ours.
Both angles can and should be explored when examining cases where individuals act out in harmful fashions.
I support your point, drug addiction as a health issue, but the addicts, while deserving the help, are not all victims of the system.
Your criticism is meaningless, too. There are many attacks on family members.
> The camera tends to turn people into things, and the photograph extends and multiplies the human image to the proportions of mass-produced merchandise. The movie stars and matinee idols are put into the public domain by photography. They become dreams that money can buy. They can be bought and thumbed more easily than public prostitutes.
The number of people who are incapable of understanding that the image portrayed of celebrities in the media is literally them selling you a manufactured image, and nothing to do with an actual human being, lifestyle, or genuinely held belief or personality I imagine must be staggeringly high.
(But yes, I thought the same thing when I read the headline)
It was surprising to see how often something would show up! Even when uploading photos straight from a phone through the browser.
Far bigger leaker is MS Office or pdf metadata. Heck, they even catches that famous serial killer who took creepy pictures of himself in women underwear because eventually he started sending files, not regular letters, to police taunting them.
Edit: BTK was this sick man's nickname. Busted by having his church's computer metadata in files to police https://www.bizarrepedia.com/btk/
Interestingly enough it seems like a lot of people never actually have sex (granted the following article is about japan, but they're not that different). So it almost seems like these extreme stalkers wouldn't actually become physically active, although that doesn't really make it any better.
Fans like those stars for their whole package (myth, personality, songs, artistic expression, style, etc) not e.g. just for their body (which is usually implied by objectification).
It's also not much different than our pop idols, especially of yore (up until the 00s or so, before several other occupations, such as games, social media, web surfing, selfies, and tons of higher quality TV and movies) basically replaced pop music as the major obsession of western kids.
There have been idols attacked (and even murdered) plenty of times in good ole US.
0 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_idol#Fan_culture
1 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_idol#Criticism
I also wish people stop considering their country's morals and current fashions as the yardstick to measure the whole world...
(Especially if they don't have such a great, past or present, track record even by their own standards, to begin with).
Who are you to give or give not Japan "a free pass"? Who said Japan needs a pass from outsiders?
To quote Feyman:
"The next morning the young woman taking care of our room fixes the bath, which was right in our room. Sometime later she returns with a tray to deliver breakfast. I'm partly dressed. She turns to me and says, politely, "Ohayo, gozai masu," which means, "Good morning."
Pais is just coming out of the bath, sopping wet and completely nude. She turns to him and with equal composure says, "Ohayo, gozai masu ," and puts the tray down for us.
Pais looks at me and says, "God, are we uncivilized!"
We realized that in America if the maid was delivering breakfast and the guy's standing there, stark naked, there would be little screams and a big fuss. But in Japan they were completely used to it, and we felt that they were much more advanced and civilized about those things than we were."
It's all of the downsides of a celebrity multiplied by 10 and no to much of the upside. The company controls how they look, what they say, who they associated with, their entire creative output, everything. They get treated more like breakfast cereal mascots than actual living human beings.
Except lots of money and fame and a fun job...
The fame and fun factor are certainly a big reason why people willingly do it, but that's about it for compensation.
Especially when you add the world of "junior idols":
President Reagan was shot by a lunatic obsessed with actress Jodie Foster.
Sometimes I think the Japanese are attracted to the idea of their exceptionalism.
For many teen musicians and actresses, they are generally marketed towards fellow teens. The fact that adults focus on them is incidental (IMHO).
That is not necessarily the same with certain Japanese niches:
Really irritating stuff
As the drop below replacement rate started in the 60’s it’s easy to verify the trend is real.
In the mean time freezing is subject only to cultural stigma, effort and cost. Should just offer to freeze some every 20 year old’s eggs just like tetanus shots are offered to children. Younger eggs being more viable than a young 30-somethings trump card. Then people don’t have to make a conscious decision to do it and boom replacement age increases by two whole decades if we feel like it
Both sperm and eggs are produced in quantities millions of times higher than apparently necessary. Nature doesn't waste resources without good reason. There's a very good chance the large number of inactive sperm and eggs are part of an as-yet unidentified selection/evolution mechanism.
Freezing eggs might break that mechanism, and we probably wouldn't see the problem for many generations until human evolution suffers...
So that’s not a good enough reason for me to say “lets not pursue these obvious ideas we already have the technology for”
We can, eventually, I'm sure. Biology is just a mechanism, and with enough work and knowledge, we can figure it out.
However, would it make much difference? I'm thinking most women don't have children because they don't want them (or any more of them), not because they've become infertile due to age. In fact, most mothers seem to lost all interest in having more kids after having 1 or maybe 2: going through the experience shows them the grim reality of child-rearing, so once they've "done their part" with 1 or 2 kids, they've had enough.
Perhaps, if we achieve biological immortality, along with eliminating age-related infertility, people will have more kids, because they could afford to wait a long time between them. They could have the first one at 30-50, after they've gotten themselves financially situated, then they could take a break for a few decades, then have another one, then take another break, etc. Maybe after 2-3 decades, they'll have forgotten what a pain in the ass the previous one was.
I would say the population that would like the possibility of children at a later age is big enough to make a difference.
But they aren't...
I bet we can crack the code anyway.
So yes these births do add up, but are effectively ignorable when analyzing trends.
that's heavily skewed by the fact that far more 30-34 year olds are trying to have kids while most 10-14 year olds are either not having sex or actively trying to avoid pregnancy.
The stats are more clear on 45 year old women having ~1/3 the odds of becoming pregnant and after that over 90% of any pregnancies spontaneously aborting. It’s only after that that the odds are further lowered from ~3% to below 1% because they also have less unprotected sex. Still, based on relative odd it seems that biology is playing a significantly larger role than culture.
The youngest documented mother ever was 5 years and 7 months (Peru, 1939).
There is one (or two?) underwear vendor machine... in a sex shop. Someone was comparing this myth to the idea that in the US you can have your car washed with stripper boobs, which I am sure you can... somewhere...
The loli genre is frowned upon, but there is a slightly different view of pedophilia here: instead of being seen as psychopaths like in the west, they see them more as immature men-child stuck on highschool fantasies. And let's be frank: Japan is far behind when it comes to fight the rape culture.
'They' in your last sentence is a subset of the otaku culture, what you would now call incels in the west. It is creepy as hell, but it is a fringe minority.
By which metric? According to the first statistic I found online, it's far below most western countries in rates of rape (of course, statistics might be reflective of underreporting instead of actual occurrence of a crime).
I wouldn't trust (as in compare globally) any crime stat from Japan, as they have a 99% conviction rate . This obviously cannot be achieved unless you set up your process to make sure only safe cases enter the systems. And guess what especially occurs in private areas, without witnesses leading to he-said-she-said?
A culture were you don't want to bring shame to your family doesn't help either.
There you go. Almost all of my female friends who I am close enough to hear about that have been assaulted in their past and they have not reported it (and blame themselves for it of course).
On this map, most countries you will see who are below 5.0 probably have some serious under-reporting.
> in the US you can have your car washed with stripper boobs
That is also a reflection of a problem, at least adults are involved.
Some* booru owners complained that realistic 3d tags gained a significant share and views in recent years. I don’t remember if they posted exact percentages.
* not going to post it here, but it’s not hard to figure out
In any case, it stands to reason that people who would enjoy real child pornography would also enjoy simulated porn (and likely, the more realistic (3D) the better), but it doesn't therefore follow that the majority of people who enjoy the less realistic content (which by far outstrips the 3D content) have the same tastes.
Wut? Wikipedia states that
> A toddler is a child 12 to 36 months old.
And based on
Most of it is probably elementary school, with some from middle school. I think putting equal sign between `loli` and `toddler sex` is a bit misleading to put it mildly.
And I have to say that fictional underage characters being sexualized is not something that bother me, on the other hand, REAL kids being sexualized does bother me a great deal.
And of course copying keys from cellphone photos is old hat to the point that it's actually an app, and people have been getting doxxed through the EXIF data on images they upload for years.
I have a feeling that, when people take selfies, they are using other apps and not their camera app itself.
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbCWYm7B_B4 (Enhance, Enhance, Enhance | NTSF:SD:SUV | Adult Swim)
 This might sound like a glib response (thanks down-voter). But I'm serious.
Apps could easily be created to thwart this.
Instead everyone's sending many-megabyte barely-compressed highres JPEGs I presume since cameras have always defaulted to saving the highest quality images with the expectation that you'd post process them before distributing. That and I imagine it's desirable to not have to burn battery power on compressing photos, and maybe at&t and friends kickback some $$ to make the default flow burn more bandwidth. Many people pay for metered data and receive giant photos from friends w/unlimited bandwidth and zero fucks given.
Move in, Stop
Pull out, Track right, Stop
Center in, Pull back, Stop
Track 45 right, Stop
Center and Stop
Enhance 34 to 36
Pan right and pull back, Stop
Enhance 34 to 46
Pull back, Wait a minute, Go right, Stop
Track 45 left, Stop
Enhance 15 to 23
Give me a hard copy right there.
This is "Florida Man" type clickbait and doesn't belong on Hacker News in my opinion.
The privacy implications are, I agree, interesting...
How did he go from having a picture to knowing the location? Guess & test?