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Facial-Recognition Blocking Glasses Designed

Japanese researchers have developed prototype glasses they call a “privacy visor” that are designed to stop users from being detected by hidden cameras using facial-recognition software. Designed by National Institute of Informatics and Kogakuin University researchers, the glasses use a near-infrared light source to create noise that ultimately confuses the software during the facial-recognition process, but the wearer’s vision isn’t impeded. Conventional goggles were augmented with a near-infrared light and power pocket supply. The researchers say the glasses should prevent the “secret and unintentional capture” of a user’s image and subsequent facial recognition, which might be used to obtain other personal information without the user’s consent. (BBC)(National Institute of Informatics)

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