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How Japan's Privacy Visor fools face-recognition cameras

The visor angles overhead light into cameras, confusing computer vision systems

  • Staffers at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo on August 11, 2015, show how a facial recognition system can identify someone wearing sunglasses (right) but not someone wearing the Privacy Visor (left), developed at the institute.

  • Prototype versions of the Privacy Visor, designed to fool facial recognition systems, are shown off at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo on August 11, 2015.

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