A new tool has been proposed for cloaking our true identities when photos are posted online to prevent profiling through facial recognition systems. Deep learning tools and facial recognition software has now permeated our daily lives. From surveillance cameras equipped with facial trackers to photo-tagging suggestions on social media, the use of these technologies is now common — and often controversial.
In what could be considered the introduction of garbage code and data to images we share online, Fawkes works at the pixel level to introduce imperceptible “cloaks” to photos before they are uploaded to the Internet.
Invisible to the naked eye, these tiny changes are still enough to produce inaccurate facial models accepted by deep learning systems and image scrapers — without noticeably changing how an image looks to human viewers.
Link: Fawkes protects your identity from facial recognition systems, pixel by pixel