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Extraordinary moment police FINE pedestrian £90 for disorderly behaviour after he tries to cover his face from facial recognition camera on the streets of London
Posted by:Skidmark

#4  Back before radar was a thing, the latest naval fad was painting ships with dazzle camouflage - garish Op-Art patterns that worked by confusing the edge detectors in the human visual system. This made it harder for an observer to determine the ship's range, speed, and heading.

As with any arms race, I'd expect to see (no pun intended) countermeasures against facial recognition. Facial recog works by first identifying a face in a image, then identifying features (like eyes, nose, mouth) and calculating the relationships or distances between them. The results are then compared to a database of known faces.

I have not done my experiments yet, but I'd expect defenses like dazzle camouflage might be effective. Painting half of your face a contrasting color, adding extra eyes, eye brows, mouths, chins - anything to confuse the feature detectors.

"Why not just wear a mask?", you ask. Wearing masks in public is illegal in many jurisdictions. And if I were me, I'd have masks of famous people already in the database. Remember our goal is to hide from an automated system, not to trigger an alarm.
Posted by: SteveS   2019-05-17 18:15  

#3  Ivan Balhatchet, the Muppetolitan Fleece's covert and intelligence lead

Posted by: Bigfoot Grert3774   2019-05-17 17:37  

#2  What's really needed are firearms and the courage fight for their freedom.
Posted by: Hellfish   2019-05-17 12:47  

#1  I'm thinking what's needed is disposable laser "dazzlers" distributed on the borrow-a-bike or scooter model.
Posted by: M. Murcek   2019-05-17 08:28