This post was updated on 2/23/14.
I’ve seen a few articles lately about how the username and the password are past their prime and it’s time to find a replacement. I think the same could be said for profile pictures, in the interest of of privacy.
If I get your profile picture I have a good shot of finding your Facebook or Twitter profile. Though not perfect, Google’s Search by Image can sometimes find exact matches.
If I get your first name and the picture, I can guarantee I could find your last name.
Once someone has your first and last name plus a profile picture, they can find a lot out about you. It gets creepy.