AVG Makes Glasses That Hide You From Facial Recognition Software




/ 4 years ago

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AVG, a company commonly known for protecting computing devices from viruses has embarked on an endeavour to protect your face from facial recognition software.

The concept, as demonstrated at Mobile World Congress, relies on a pair of glasses that, when worn, prevent facial recognition from detecting the presence of eyes, the most common marker for such technology.

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The glasses contain LEDs that are only visible to digital cameras, which blocks areas used to recognise faces, and, in conjunction with a lining of reflective material that bounces flashlight back at the camera, make it harder to take a photo of the wearer.

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Though still in the prototype stage, AVG hopes to develop the concept into a consumer model soon. The technology is sure to displease Microsoft, though, who recently revealed plans to use Kinect in retail spaces to recognise and track shoppers.

Source: Gizmodo

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