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February 01, 2020 - The Guardian

Hiding in plain sight: activists don camouflage to beat Met surveillance

Hiding in plain sight: activists don camouflage to beat Met surveillance
Camouflage paint on face File Image: (c) Photabulous!

Wearing makeup has long been seen as an act of defiance, from teenagers to New Romantics.

Now that defiance has taken on a harder edge, as growing numbers of people use it to try to trick facial recognition systems. Interest in so-called dazzle camouflage appears to have grown substantially since the Metropolitan police announced last week that officers will be using live facial recognition cameras on London’s streets – a move described by privacy campaigners and political activists as “dangerous”, “oppressive” and “a huge threat to human rights”.

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