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These clothes use outlandish designs to trick facial recognition software into thinking you're not a human


Added 10-12-19 11:14:01am EST - “Privacy-focused designers, academics, and activists have designed wearable accessories and clothes meant to thwart facial recognition tech.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “These clothes use outlandish designs to trick facial recognition software into thinking you're not a human”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Smile! You're on camera — or you were at some point in the past few years — and now your face is public domain.

Facial recognition technology is everywhere, and only becoming more pervasive. It's marketed as a security feature by companies like Apple and Google to prevent strangers from unlocking your iPhone or front door.

It's also used by government agencies like police departments. More than half of adult Americans' faces are logged in police databases, according to a study by Georgetown researchers. Facial recognition technology is used by governments across the globe to identify and track dissidents, and has been deployed by police against Hong Kong protesters.

To push back, privacy-focused designers, academics, and activists have designed wearable accessories and clothes meant to thwart facial recognition tech.

Read more: How police are using technology like drones and facial recognition to track people across the US

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