Fed up with facial recognition technology? Here is how to outsmart it

Fed up with facial recognition technology? Here is how to outsmart it

Facial recognition cameras are changing our relationship with public space, but some people are inventing creative ways to subvert the technology’s effectiveness. 

Face masks can help protect against the coronavirus, but they may not be enough to hide from increasingly prevalent and powerful facial recognition technology.

The global pandemic has seen governments deploy monitoring systems to help detect coronavirus, enforce quarantines and monitor social distancing. One controversial new tool has been facial recognition technology, with some companies advertising that masks are no barrier to their surveillance.

It has also been used by police to keep an eye on protest movements worldwide.

But some have sought to subvert this technology, armed with anti-surveillance masks, make-up, clothing and even lasers.