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1/29/2013

Anti-surveillance chic from Japan

privacy-visor
To beat all the Big-Brotheresque security cameras watching us 24/7, Japan’s National Institute of Informatics has devised this bit of anti-surveillance chic, a “privacy visor” consisting of the large plastic structures, complete with glowing LED lights and a sizable power pack that makes the wearer somewhat conspicuous to the human eye but invisible to video cameras.

Privacy visor blocks facial recognition software
BBC News – 22 January 2013
a “privacy visor” has been developed to thwart hidden cameras using facial-recognition software. The prototype spectacles have been designed by scientists at Tokyo’s National Institute of Informatics. The glasses are equipped with a near-infrared light source, which confuses the software without affecting visionmore...

The 3Yen’s previous fun reports on Japanese digital masking trends include:
   • Facial recognition for masked Japanese (3Yen / 2006-01-14)
   • Digital makeup, Japanese (3Yen / 2011-04-18)



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4 Responses to “Anti-surveillance chic from Japan”

  1. fapgaijinfap Says:

    Why do Japanese women have mosaic omankos? Why do I always fap to them?

  2. Taro 3Yen Says:

    fapgaijinfap wrote:
    Why do Japanese women have mosaic omanko?

    Obviously Japanese women have a digital privacy measures built into privates to keep them private by completely mosaicing their precious treasures. ;-)

  3. Coligny via crosspost Says:

    Or, you know… there is also the old school method
    guy-fawkes-mask[+]

  4. Taro Says:

    cannot see the haters
    embiggen
    : This mask locks out the haters from all sides.

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