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March 23, 2013

ONT part deux, refreshening farkle salvation [Purp]

The ONT refreshing has become ummm, farkled and maddeningly slow, so let's transfer all the traffic to this thread and start a fresh farkeling.

Defeating surveillance facial recognition software

While highly touted, and featured prominently in quite a few TV series (ex. Person of Interest), it turns out facial reco has a weak point.

...one of facial recognition systems' key weaknesses is that they have a hard time detecting - let alone recognizing - a face if it is not looking towards the camera, according to Dr Kilpatrick. "Absolutely the easiest thing you can do is look down at your feet," he concluded. "That won't attract much attention, but because surveillance cameras are generally mounted high up or at least at eye level, it will defeat pretty much any recognition system
The article spends two pages telling you how disguises and such are pretty worthless against the almighty facial reco software, but saves this nugget for the last paragraph. All those thousands of cameras around London? Decorations.


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