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  •  A counterintuitive solution (0+ / 0-)

    Contrary to myth, face recognition software is not perfect.  (Thus, when Facebook does it to automatically match it to profile pictures, there are a lot of misses; presumably, there is a high reject threshold.)  And it is very susceptible to being faked out.

    So just dress up as Molly Cyrus and parade around in front of DHS-controlled video.  (I was going to suggest Edward Snowden, but then I remembered who the audience was.)  The serious takeaway here is not too give them too little, but instead too much to process.

    •  My state seriously "requests" that you do not (6+ / 0-)

      smile when you take your drivers license photo. Smiles make facial recognition softward work harder.

      I have a nice happy smile on my driver's  license photo.

      What can I say? Being at the DMV makes me jolly.

      Actually, my local DMV office is very efficient, most of the staff is friendly and accomodating, and with an appointment, you can get in and out in 20 minutes, 30 if you have to take the test.

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 10:13:42 AM PDT

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    •  Video recognition (0+ / 0-)

      the way you walk is even more distinctive than your face.  The disguises won't help you.  (unless they just want you to think that the disguises won't help you...,)

      Reasonable suspicion? How can being wrong 98.6% of the time ever be reasonable?

      by happymisanthropy on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 11:55:03 AM PDT

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