Carnegie Mellon University
May 16, 2017

Bauer quoted in Vocativ on anti-facial recognition devices

Due to the rise of social media, technological devices and facial recognition databases, more than half of the U.S. adult population can be identified in public spaces by simply showing their face. To combat this encroachment on public anonymity, and to thwart facial recognition databases, engineers have been creating technology of their own. But according to ECELujo Bauer in Vocative, “There’s no approach that ‘just works,’ or anything close to it.” For individuals to remain anonymous, anti-facial recognition devices must be able to avoid detection from all possible camera angles and distances.