Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Firewall Enabled Face Mask

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Keep it enabled when you're out and about. You don't want anything slipping through your defenses.

Friday, July 31, 2020

FaceRec Got Rekt

from here and here

You may have rightfully suspected this was the case, but now there's an actual study that finds that face recognition doesn't work so well when you cover your face (and the more you cover the worse it gets), which everyone should be doing right now to protect against the spread of COVID-19. That should really interfere with the use of face recognition in surveillance.

It's not like it would have been private without the camera

found on Funny Junk

I actually tend to think that the people who manage surveillance feeds are exactly the kinds of people who wouldn't ask the deputy to turn the camera off before whipping it out. That kind of job attracts people who get off on seeing things they aren't supposed to see, even if they don't happen to swing that way.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

That's the only kind of privacy you'll find there

from here (image source)

Personally, I think I'd rather share my emanations than be trapped in a glass jar with them, but that's just me.

The Nigerian Prince Scam Story

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Today I learned that Nigerian Prince scams are older than the Internet itself. That's some interesting historical background on something we all take for granted.