Where do sites find my user picture?

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by mirimir, May 17, 2014.

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  1. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    I recently registered on < https://firstlook.org/theintercept/ > and < https://sourceforge.net/ >. And without my intervention, my accounts are using my standard avatar.

    Where, I wonder, have they gotten that image from? I do have a Gravatar account, but I didn't use that in either signup.
     
  2. Alhaitham

    Alhaitham Registered Member

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    Yes, that is the point of gravatar

    When you signup with your gravatar "email" and the site supports gravatar, it will show there

    So the site has to support it with some kind of site plugin that connects your email with your gravatar

    You can have more than one email in gravatar and each email with different avatar

    Thats my understanding
     
  3. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Thanks. I thought that I would have needed to signup explicitly using Gravatar. But your explanation makes more sense.
     
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