January 5, 2017
An artist has unveiled a clothing line designed to confuse facial recognition technology and hand privacy back to internet users.
Adam Harvey, who has created various projects relating to mass surveillance at his headquarters in Berlin, said he intends to fight back against the now widespread commercial use of facial recognition with a new textiles strategy called Hyperface.
By applying seemingly random patterns to clothing, these appear as thousands of recognisable faces during analysis and can overwhelm computer systems.
Amazon recently started using facial recognition technology at checkouts in their physical store, while Facebook and Apple also use it to tag photos for users.
This article was posted: Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 1:16 pm