Job Application portal got my (actual) picture based on my email!

Infosys / Product LoremIpsss
Nov 21, 2018 12 Comments

I was applying for a job recently, and as soon as I entered my email address, they got my picture. They even added, "We've added a profile picture to your application" on the website. The picture was an old Facebook profile picture, but I am curious how these guys got it!

Is there an API which helps these guys? What else might they have captured and stored? Ideas? Concerns? Meh?

Try this out (https://onfido.workable.com/jobs/847682/candidates/new) if curious.

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  • Most people are unaware of this but everything about American residents are collected and sold by certain companies. Anonymity is dead. You can look up absolutely anyone including the president and get their latest address, phone number, partial social security.

    Ever wonder how your university still manages to contact you at your latest address and phone number soliciting donations even though you didn’t update them?
    Nov 21, 2018 1
  • Intel / Other 10% ESPP!
    Yay no picture for me!
    Nov 21, 2018 0
  • Google fil
    I question why do they need your picture to determine if you are a fit for a job? This is opening a door for discrimination lawsuits...
    Nov 21, 2018 3
    • Intel / Other 10% ESPP!
      In China, and maybe other east Asian countries, you have to attach a face shot to job applications or university applications. But what's to stop someone from using a random good looking picture?
      Nov 21, 2018
    • Google fil
      I am assuming discrimination is not a problem in China since basically everyone in China is chinese...
      Nov 21, 2018
    • Intel / Other 10% ESPP!
      There will be plenty of age and looks discrimination.
      Nov 21, 2018
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    • New monomo
      What you did was reasonable but, it's a lot of time and effort to keep following up with this crap and to be careful. I've given up long ago. Use my name or anything shitass Google
      Nov 21, 2018
  • Oracle / Eng Dj8eh
    Creepy
    Nov 21, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng while(😪)☕
    It's probably using something like Gravatar.

    There are lots of services that associate a public email address to a public profile picture.

    That said, for legal reasons, it's a terrible idea to explicitly attach a photo to a resume. That's a discrimination lawsuit waiting to happen.
    Nov 21, 2018 0
  • Lookout ivoted
    Just tried it's pulling mine from g+ profile which is public...since I used gmail that's an easy one to pull
    Nov 21, 2018 0
  • New monomo
    Welcome to USA, where people pretty much make a livelihood by poking each other in the ass.
    Nov 21, 2018 0