Glasses Fool Facial Recognition Software

In 2013, “Stealth Wear” was revealed – hoodies and cloaks made of nickel-metalized fabric that would potentially mask your body-heat signature from drones and thermal cameras. Many saw it as a step towards thwarting the overreach of the ubiquitous global surveillance machine.Image

Now Japanese researchers have created glasses that purportedly ’jam facial recognition systems to protect your privacy’.

Looking like a pair of safety goggles strung to a battery pack, the ’visors’ are not the most subtle form of identity recognition denial. However, as a prototype they open up ideas that can lead to a whole new range of privacy options.

What might be a better solution is working towards dismantling the whole security/surveillance state.

Baby steps.

Watch: Privacy visor glasses jam facial recognition systems to protect your privacy #DigInfo

Published by Liz Leafloor

Liz Leafloor is an Editor, Writer, and Designer based in Canada. Having worked in online media for years, Liz covers exciting and interesting topics for online publications and blogs. lizleafloor.myportfolio.com

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