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“Privacy Visor” Blocks Facial Recognition

SURVEILLANCE

January 21, 2013

The integration of facial recognition into people’s lives, from surveillance cameras to social networks, has prompted Japanese researchers to develop a pair of high-tech glasses that block facial recognition cameras, reports Slate. The two professors set out to counter the “invasion of privacy caused by photographs taken in secret.” The prototype consists of a pair of goggles attached to a battery that use infrared light sources to create “noise” across key areas of the face. This is not the only recent invention aimed at thwarting surveillance technologies; a New York artist has come out with a line of “anti-surveillance” clothing.
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