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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:28 PM

Japanese scientists launch face recognition-blocking glasses

Guess who? Japanese scientists launch face recognition-blocking glasses
January 23, 2013 | Filed under: News,Politics,Rights | Posted by: True Activist



Those concerned with online privacy may soon get another weapon to defend it. Two Japanese scientists have designed glasses that confuse face recognition technology without affecting one`s vision.

An associate professor at Tokyo’s national Institute of Informatics, Isao Echizen, together with Professor Seiichi Gohshi from Kogakuin University, have created a pair of glasses preventing internet search engines, social networks and other services using face recognition technology from identifying photos of a wearer.

The device is equipped with near-infrared light sources which distort the features of one who wears the glasses for cameras and at the same time do not affect his or her vision.

The glasses are powered by a battery placed in the wearer’s pocket. But the researchers say they are working on an improved version of their ‘privacy visor’ which would not need a separate battery.


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http://www.trueactivist.com/guess-who-japanese-scientists-launch-face-recognition-blocking-glasses/

These do look pretty silly, but the inventors might be on to something. Possibly future generations of this device won't look much different than normal glasses.

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Incitatus Jan 2013 OP
jberryhill Jan 2013 #1
siligut Jan 2013 #2
SirRevolutionary Jan 2013 #3
virgogal Jan 2013 #5
X_Digger Jan 2013 #4
baldguy Jan 2013 #6

Response to Incitatus (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:36 PM

1. I think is recognize that guy

Hey, it's that guy with the purple lights on his face again.

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Response to Incitatus (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:38 PM

2. It blocks Internet search face recognition software

People need to start being more aware of where they are posting their own image.

Nice website, thanks.

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Response to Incitatus (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:08 PM

3. There's always the lo-tech version

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Response to SirRevolutionary (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:26 PM

5. Post of the day ! Very funny.

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Response to Incitatus (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:12 PM

4. Near-IR LEDs aren't visible to the human eye, but are visible to most cameras.

Just like you can use your camera phone to 'see' your remote control's output, cameras would 'see' the LEDs, but you and I wouldn't.

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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:47 PM

6. This is just retaliation.

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