Ian Shoup

Ian Shoup

From Australia

This T-shirt is made to fool Facebook auto-tagging

Category: Entertainment

by Ian Shoup



To hide in the all-seeing eye of Sauron the NSA, you have your anti-drone wardrobe: a metalized hoodie, a burqa, along with a scarf. But what about social networking? How are you likely to avoid the relentless gaze of Facebook and auto-tagging? Well, here's one idea: T-shirts designed to mess up face algorithms. Designed by Simone C. Niquille, the Realface Glamoflage shirts are plastered with distorted images of celebrity faces for example Michael Jackson and Britney Spears. The shirts were conceived included in Niquille's thesis in the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam, where she done fashion designs to deter automated recognition. Related storiesAnti-drone hoodie and burqa hide you against surveillanceAlways posting pics on Facebook? Then you're weird, study saysThe distorted faces of celebrity impersonators around the shirts are made to confuse Facebook algorithms. If you've several Michael Jackson faces under your personal, what tags will the algorithms develop?Niquille has additionally designed a marketplace called FaceBay, where users can trade faces to be used online. Maybe within the future, we'll all have interchangeable faces and recognize one another by some method that's yet to become imagined. "I was interested within the T-shirt like a mundane commodity," Niquille told Wired."An piece of clothing that in many cases doesn't need much consideration within the morning in front from the closet.