My face is not a barcode: self-defense tactics against facial recognition

Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM
Room: Think Tank
Skill Level: Intermediate
Language: English
Duration: 1 hour(s)
Format: Training and Best Practices
Presenter: Marianne Díaz
Other Presenters: Carlos Guerra
Biometric technologies are becoming omnipresent, used for everything from immigration controls to surveillance cameras in public and private spaces. Are we willing to live in a world where every one of our features is stored inside a database and turned into a data point? In this activity, we will talk about the way current facial recognition technologies detect our faces, and the different ways that we can defend and regain our privacy by obfuscating and blocking these technologies' access to our biometric data.
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Desired Outcome:
We intend for the people that participate in this session to come out with a deepened understanding on how facial recognition technologies work, as well as a set of creative ideas for self-defense and obfuscation that they can then use in their daily work and incorporate into their training and advocacy work.