Russia-based Yandex, much like Google, Bing and other search engines, allows users to input an image and see similar results. It is suspected the firm is manipulating facial recognition technology. To test the feature, MailOnline submitted a selfie taken in the office this morning (left), which had not been posted online in any capacity (until the publication of this article) into Yandex. The first two results were other images of my face which are available online – one from my personal Facebook and one from a previous MailOnline article (centre, right). By following the provided links, a person can scour for more information with relative ease. The only similarity between the images is my face, with all three images having nothing else in common except my features. When the process was repeated in Google and Bing no images of my face were produced. Google tagged the photo as a ‘gentleman’ and showed mostly stock photos of young white men wearing a shirt and tie (top right). Bing was similar to Google and did not reveal my identity. Instead, it produced generic images of Caucasian men. Some had a similar neutral expression, some were professional headshots of people in shirts and two results offered Harry Potter’s Goyle – a young white man in a green and white tie – as a ‘similar image’ (bottom right).