How to Disappear Completely



Event: LCA 2019, New Zealand
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# Abstract

Cameras peer at us from street corners, from phones, from the dashes of passing cars, and from shopping mall advertisements. Even when you're not posing for a selfie, you might end up in the background of someone else's picture while you're out at dinner - and if that photograph is uploaded to a social media site, facial recognition can pick you out of the lineup.

This talk provides an overview of the latest urban camouflage technology and how to deploy it in order to foil facial recognition. During this session you'll learn the ways machines "see” us, and how to play with them in order to become invisible. We'll dive into the ethics of biometric identification, the way current legislation affects this technology, and what is needed for facial recognition technology to be both useful and just.