We’ve already talked about high-resolution silicone masks and other disguises being used by criminals (as well as legitimate artists and activists) to fool CCTV and facial recognition. It’s been quite a while between updates, as I’ve been busy working on my upcoming book, Ghost Guns: Hobbyists, Hackers, and the Homemade Weapons Revolution.
However, these cases are cool enough (and weird enough) to bring the ol’ blog out of quasi-hiatus.
Check out this April 24, 2017 article on Calibre Press about 21st Century Disguises
Well folks, we’ve already talked a bit about some ways various artisanal and digitally-printed masks and other costume stuff can fool facial recognition. (And even eyewitness recognition, if it’s done well enough…). Now, some intrepid tech researchers have demonstrated that you might not even need to get so fancy to beat some common state-of-the-art facial recognition software. Continue reading
Fezzik: Why are you wearing a mask? Were you burned by acid or something like that?
Man in Black: Oh, no, it’s just they’re terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future
The Princess Bride, William Goldman 1987
What’s in a face? These days, a lot.