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61 - Mac Pierce: Facial Recognition Obfuscation
The Watchman Privacy Podcast

61 - Mac Pierce: Facial Recognition Obfuscation

10 Apr • 37m

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Gabriel Custodiet interviews Mac Pierce, an artist who creates anti-facial recognition tools. They discuss the prevalence of facial recognition, previous attempts at obfuscating it, and some of the legal and practical questions surrounding its avoidance. Guest Links → https://www.macpierce.com/ → https://www.macpierce.com/the-optout-cap → https://www.macpierce.com/the-camera-shy-hoodie → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hh5j6SBIbo (Opt Out Cap discussion) → https://twitter.com/TRANS_RES   Watchman Privacy → https://watchmanprivacy.com (newsletter, consultation requests) → https://twitter.com/watchmanprivacy → https://www.amazon.com/Watchman-Guide-Privacy-Financial-Lifestyle/dp/B08PX7KFS2   Privacy Courses (supports the show) → https://rpf.gumroad.com/l/privatebitcoin → https://rpf.gumroad.com/l/hackproof   Monero Donation Address (If you can't see the whole string, double click in the middle to select all) →8829DiYwJ344peEM7SzUspMtgUWKAjGJRHmu4Q6R8kEWMpafiXPPNBkeRBhNPK6sw27urqqMYTWWXZrsX6BLRrj7HiooPAy   Please subscribe to and rate this podcast wherever you can to help it thrive. Thank you! →https://www.youtube.com/@WatchmanPrivacy →https://odysee.com/@WatchmanPrivacy   Timeline 0:00 – Introduction 1:38 – Overview of Mac Pierce’s work - Ai WeiWei 5:00 – How prevalent is facial recognition? 8:00 – How do people unknowingly participate in facial recognition? 10:32 – Do face masks protect us against facial recognition? 11:59 – How concerned are you about gait analysis, tattoo analysis, etc.? 14:30 – How effective are other “adversarial fashion” such as Reflectacles and Leonardo Selvaggio masks 17:27 – Is it illegal to wear masks in public? - and post-COVID 19:20 – Opt Out Cap: how does it work? 21:40 – Why is it important to have a “real” face? 22:39 – How to test if anti-facial recognition equipment is working 24:04 – Camera Shy Hoodie 26:12 – Resources to learn about facial recognition 27:55 – The future of tracking people 29:44 – How to defy gait analysis 29:56 – 3D printed guns, Cody Wilson, ghost gunner 31:56 – How will the 3D printed gun era play out? 33:21 – The first digital death 35:40 – Final thoughts
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@mrmr
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@apemithrandir
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very interesting guest
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Agree. Interesting to hear all these different guests and the stuff they are working on.