This Oregon city has a COVID-19 hotline for residents to report people not wearing masks

This Oregon city has a COVID-19 hotline for residents to report people not wearing masks

With a greater focus on enforcing mask wearing on the horizon, the city of Bend has a hotline residents can call about businesses not adhering to the statewide mask mandate.The number is 541-323-7155.Numbers of cases and hospitalizations are surging statewide, and Gov. Kate Brown instituted a freeze that starts Wednesday.

Four eBay Employees To Plead Guilty In Bizarre Cyberstalking Plot

Four eBay Employees To Plead Guilty In Bizarre Cyberstalking Plot

Four former eBay employees will plead guilty to carrying out a targeted cyberstalking campaign against bloggers critical of the e-commerce giant, prosecutors said Wednesday, including sending items such as a bloody pig mask and a box of live cockroaches to a suburban Boston couple.

Facial recognition designed to detect around face masks is failing, study finds

Facial recognition designed to detect around face masks is failing, study finds

Many facial recognition companies have claimed they can identify people with pinpoint accuracy even while they're wearing face masks, but the latest results from a study show that the coverings are dramatically increasing error rates.

Keeping your digital footprint clean during quarantine

Keeping your digital footprint clean during quarantine

Tips that you’ve undoubtedly heard an inundating number of times by now include to wash your hands for at least twenty seconds, how to make disinfectant at home, remembering to stay masked when in public, etc.It’s time to consider applying the world’s newfound appreciation of sanitary habits to the digital world, too.

Masks won’t protect you from facial recognition

Masks won’t protect you from facial recognition

A Chinese company says its facial recognition software can now identify people that are wearing masks to protect against the coronavirus.Hanwang Vice President Huang Lei says the system’s recognition rate reached about 95% when people wore a mask — still some way below its regular success rate of 99.5%.

Even mask-wearers can be ID'd, China facial recognition firm says

Even mask-wearers can be ID'd, China facial recognition firm says

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese company says it has developed the country’s first facial recognition technology that can identify people when they are wearing a mask, as most are these days because of the coronavirus, and help in the fight against the disease.

Dressing for the Surveillance Age

Dressing for the Surveillance Age

Later, when I spoke to Arun Ross, a computer-vision researcher at Michigan State University, he told me that a surgical mask alone might not block enough of my face’s pixels in a digital shot to prevent a face-recognition system from making a match; some algorithms can reconstruct the occluded parts of people’s faces.

Anti-surveillance mask lets you pass as someone else

Anti-surveillance mask lets you pass as someone else

It's one of three products made by the Chicago-based artist's URME Surveillance, a venture dedicated to "protecting the public from surveillance and creating a safe space to explore our digital identities.".

Artist Designs Metal Jewelry to Block Facial Recognition Software from Tracking You

Artist Designs Metal Jewelry to Block Facial Recognition Software from Tracking You

Polish designer Ewa Nowak has created a solution for this type of Big Brother-esque monitoring—an elegant and minimalist metal mask called Incognito.Designer Ewa Nowak has created a way for you to avoid facial recognition.

How to Thwart Facial Recognition

How to Thwart Facial Recognition

To enable people to obfuscate facial-recognition software programs, Selvaggio, who is 34 and white, made available 3-D, photo-realistic prosthetic masks of his own face to anyone who wants one.

Crypto Bans & Privacy Coins

Crypto Bans & Privacy Coins

Privacy coins are cryptocurrencies that utilize features designed to mask data surrounding a transaction. It’s also worth mentioning there are a host of other privacy coins out there to choose from. The Indian government can go to hell.

Chinese face-recognition technology spots wanted man at 60,000-people concert

Chinese face-recognition technology spots wanted man at 60,000-people concert

The most funny and cyberpunk dystopia part was, during a test run, if the jaywalkers don't want to pay a fine, traffic police has given them another opinion: posting an warning of your misbehave on your social media account!The mass-deployment may be coming soon.And it is rumored that the subways would soon require a proof of identity.