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Unfortunately, this isn’t an easy thing to fix after the damage is done.
The bottom line is: assume that anything posted to the internet is perpetual, and usually cannot be removed (even through legal action).
Give some consideration to how much information you’re giving other users over time and as a whole.
Give some thought to what people can see in your photos’ backgrounds before posting them to your private dating profile.
performs a broader sweep of services for usernames only, immediately flagging services where a particular username has been registered.
This is an easy way for someone with malicious intent to draw connections between a dating site profile username and your ‘real’ life, even if your profiles are correctly private or hidden.
A few years ago, image recognition on a large scale was restricted to law enforcement and corporate security. Free services like Tineye and Google Images will search billions of indexed images on the internet for identical or similar pictures.
This isn’t necessarily traditional hash or metadata specific – cropping or resizing an image is not a foolproof way to defeat this (as I show in the screenshot below, where Tineye and Google correctly identified my profile selfie which is substantially cropped on social media).