Saturday, July 03, 2010

How to camouflage yourself from facial recognition technology | VentureBeat

See the full article for more context-setting – and expect to start seeing a lot of weird make-up and masks…

It turns out there’s actually a pretty simple way around the facial recognition technology available in the market today, according to Adam Harvey, a graduate student at NYU’s ITP (the same program that produced Foursquare chief executive Dennis Crowley and that Twitter’s location guru Raffi Krikorian taught at).

If you change the contrast in certain parts of your face — either through a watermark or by wearing a strategically-placed sticker or facepaint, recognition technology can’t identify that your face is a human face.

“It breaks apart the gestalt of the face,” he said. “That’s what original camouflage was supposed to do.”

How to camouflage yourself from facial recognition technology | VentureBeat

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