“Eyeglasses with Face Unrecognition to Debut in Japan”: Wall Street Journal

“Eyeglasses with Face Unrecognition to Debut in Japan”: Wall Street Journal August 17, 2015

reports:

The ultimate disguise for the digital era is set to go on sale in Japan.

The National Institute of Informatics said it has developed eyeglasses that help users protect their privacy by disabling facial-recognition systems in cameras.

The Privacy Visor, created by the government-affiliated institute and an eyeglass maker in Japan’s Fukui prefecture, uses unique angles and patterns on its lens that reflect or absorb light. This prevents the recognition systems in digital cameras and smartphones from spotting a human face in a shot and focusing on it.

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