Sep 20, 2011 1:29 PM GMT
As you might have noticed on the google homepage, there's a new search that compares an image you drag into the window to allll the images on the internet. (well not all), and finds identical ones or similar ones.
So if you're unsure of a guy's authenticity, you could drag his picture into google and see if any identical pictures come up as results. If so, BUSTED.
But that's not to say that if there are no copies of the image he is legit. Not all images are indexed by google.
Still, it'll hopefully combat some of the phoney baloneys out there.
also, even though it may be unnecessary now, there's a site called Tineye that does the same thing.