Beating Facial Recognition in 5 Easy Steps

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Aug 24, 2012

Few topics fan the flames of privacy activists like video surveillance. Depending on who you are, video cameras either dramatically improve security or are the ultimate end of it. In response to the recent Wikileaks Trapwire leak, someone claiming to be part of the self proclaimed uber-hacker collective 'Anonymous' produced a video offering tips on "how-to fool facial recognition cameras", embedded below:

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