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“There’s Now a Hat That Can Fool Facial Recognition Technology”
By Sean Keach
March 23, 2018
Scientists have invented a baseball cap that can trick facial recognition tech into thinking you’re someone else entirely.
The hi-tech headwear uses laser dots to fool software like Apple’s Face ID, which works by scanning your face to identify who you are.
Scientists at China’s Fudan University laced the inside of the cap with tiny LED lights, which project infrared dots onto your face.
These dots aren’t visible to the naked eye, but they’ll be picked up by facial recognition systems.
Apple’s iPhone face-scanning works by using an infrared blaster to project dots all over your face. By tracking these dots, it can work out the structure of your face — and identify you. Read more.