Fooling facial recognition surveillance cameras with cunning and crocheting


30 Responses to “Fooling facial recognition surveillance cameras with cunning and crocheting”

  1. Antinous / Moderator says:


  2. SoItBegins says:

    Now THIS is wearable emoticons done right!

  3. Mr. Potato Head for the 21st-Century facial recognition generation

  4. Xof says:

    I took one look at it, and thought, “That would be kick-ass for a Slenderman web original series.”

    I need to get out more.

  5. Mister44 says:

    Too bad they will just outlaw masks then. IIRC some cities already do.

  6. Art Carnage says:

    Wearing a mask or disguise in public is illegal in many places. Not a new development, the laws have been on the books for decades.  And drawing attention to yourself (as this will do) is rather defeating the purpose of attaining anonymity.

  7. Bottle Imp says:

    I can’t help thinking of this as a face yarmulke…

  8. RedShirt77 says:

    If you shave your eyebrows and wear alternating wigs could it figure your face out?  Maybe have a hat with a second, more distinct face on it.  Creepy but it might work<

  9. Jonathan Roberts says:

    Privacy loving man invokes Streisand effect, posts pictures and video of  himself with his ‘disguise’ on Boing Boing. Also colours hair purple, just in case people can’t identify him with the mask on.

  10. softyelectric says:

    Super neat looking… just as a note, “real-world-applicable” (or what I’d call industrially viable) facial recognition systems aren’t even close yet. At the convention hall or in the developer’s testing lab, under perfectly controlled conditions, yes, but the idea that these kinds of systems are implemented and effective at your local airport or corporate headquarters is simply untrue.

  11. tony hille says:

    so it’s ok for a women to wear a wig,a tonne of make up with huge lashes…but it’s not ok to wear a mask?

  12. IronEdithKidd says:

    (I can’t believe no one said it yet.)

  13. knijon says:

    Did the “you can’t wear masks like that in public” crowd actually watch the video to the end?  Me thinks not. 

  14. Ryan Matheuszik says:

    There’s no red light camera on the corner of Railway Rd and Jackson Ave in Vancouver… :-D

  15. Steve Marsh says:

    Disregard this comment.

    • timquinn says:

      no, well, okay

      Edit: I see what you did there. You have hidden your actual comment behind an impenetrable mask. I must, reluctantly, ask that you ignore this reply.

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