Face masks to decoy t-shirts: The rise of anti-surveillance fashion
Emily Roderick, 23, and her cohorts in "The Dazzle Club" walked around the British capital last week with blue, red and black stripes painted across their faces in an effort to escape the watchful eye of facial-recognition cameras.
The artists took their silent stroll through the city's King's Cross area hoping their bold make-up would act as camouflage and confuse the cameras.
"We're hiding in plain sight," Roderick told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, explaining that bright colours and dark shades of make-up are known to hamper a camera's ability to accurately recognise faces.
Computers have become adept at identifying people in recent years, unlocking a myriad of applications for facial recognition, from tracking criminals to counting truants....
BBC wrote: 'Me protecting you and you protecting me'
US surgeon general Jerome Adams said new evidence that a "significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms" or are able to "transmit the virus to others before they show symptoms" spurred the change in the official mask recommendation. "The task force recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings, where social distancing measures can be difficult to maintain", Mr Adams said, noting that this includes grocery stores and pharmacies. He emphasised that it was still essential to maintain six feet of social distancing space to slow the spread of the virus. "This is all about me protecting you and you protecting me." Mr Adams also said that those who opt to wear a mask should always remember to wash their hands first. "You don't want to put on a face covering with a dirty hand. Do not touch your face while you are wearing the face covering because you can take germs from the surface and bring it to your face", he said. The top doctor also issued a plea for Americans to leave medical-grade masks for the frontline workers.
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