Archive for Computer Vision

Hide from Big Brother using a privacy visor and stealth hoodie

Stealth Wear: counter surveillance fashion line by Adam Harvey

Isao Echizen, an associate professor in The National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, Japan and Seiichi Gohshi, a professor at Kogakuin University, have developed a visor that can protect the wearer from invasion of privacy caused by unauthorized facial recognition systems. The glasses work by adding noise to the images using a near-infrared light source that affects cameras but not […]

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CV Dazzle: how to block automated face detection

CV Dazzle anti-face detection

In my previous post, I discussed the EyeSee mannequins that profile store customers by using facial detection. The world seems to be going towards facial recognition becoming a more prevalent technology. A lot of privacy advocates are understandably bothered by this trend. If you’re one of these people, you may want to check out the CV Dazzle project. CV stands […]

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They are spying on you while you eat or shop

McDonald's in Sydney Airport records conversations

Almax, an Italian company, is selling “EyeSee” mannequins — dummies that use facial recognition software to record people’s age, gender, race, and the length of time they spent around the mannequins. The information is then used to improve the store’s layouts, window displays, and promotions to entice customers to buy. While overhead cameras have been in use in retail stores […]

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