Facial recognition technology [FRT] is now just about everywhere we are…
Do we simply have to accept this as inevitable, or are there things we can do to protect ourselves and others against improper or repressive use of FRT?
Below are some tactical and technological defenses against FRT. Specifically, two layers of those involve: 1) when we are being watched, for example, at protests or in a public space, and 2) when we ourselves are taking and sharing images of others, especially online.
This well sourced-article contains a wealth of information and links having to do with in person and online public facial recognition.
Of course, CV Dazzle gets plenty of attention, as it should.
The app that automatically pixelates the faces in pictures users take with their mobile phones is really cool, too.
Then there’s the software in “Friends” a threat to your privacy? This facial recognition app might help, which isn’t mentioned in the PBS piece, but it would fit right in.