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Anti-surveillance apparel hides your face from facial recognition software

04/01/2017

Privacy advocates have long feared the risk facial recognition technologies pose to ethical surveillance practices, but soon there (...)
Privacy advocates have long feared the risk facial recognition technologies pose to ethical surveillance practices, but soon there might be a high-tech garment solution that can hide your face from being recognized by computers. The Guardian reports Berlin-bound artist and independent researcher Adam Harvey is developing a new technology which aims to overwhelm and confuse computer vision systems by feeding them false information. The Hyperface Project, as Harvey calls it, revolves around printing deceitful patterns onto attire and textiles with the purpose of rendering your face illegible to surveillance systems. The method essentially dodges facial recognition by presenting computer vision devices with… This story continues at The Next Web Privacy advocates have long feared the risk facial recognition technologies pose to ethical surveillance practices, but soon there might be a high-tech garment solution that can hide your face from being recognized by computers. The Guardian reports Berlin-bound artist and independent researcher Adam Harvey is developing a new technology which aims to overwhelm and confuse computer vision systems by feeding them false information. The Hyperface Project, as Harvey calls it, revolves around printing deceitful patterns onto attire and textiles with the purpose of rendering your face illegible to surveillance systems. The method essentially dodges facial recognition by presenting computer vision devices with… This story continues at The Next Web
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