In 2013, "Stealth Wear" was revealed - hoodies and cloaks made of nickel-metalized fabric that would potentially mask your body-heat signature from drones and thermal cameras. Many saw it as a step towards thwarting the overreach of the ubiquitous global surveillance machine.
Now Japanese researchers have created glasses that purportedly ’jam facial recognition systems to protect your privacy’.
Looking like a pair of safety goggles strung to a battery pack, the ’visors’ are not the most subtle form of identity recognition denial. However, as a prototype they open up ideas that can lead to a whole new range of privacy options.
What might be a better solution is working towards dismantling the whole security/surveillance state.
By Elizabeth Leafloor, Red Ice Creations
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