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Anonymous releases TrapWire video, plans global protest

 

Hacktivist group Anonymous has released a video describing how people can avoid being tracked by surveillance cameras and facial recognition software.

In the video, the group recommends wearing a mask, but notes that masks are not always suitable in public and do not protect against biometric authentication used by TrapWire, software that facilitates intelligence gathering on American and global citizens, using a combination of surveillance technology, incident reports from citizens, and data correlated from local police and law enforcement agencies.

The group thus suggests the use of a lot of makeup to cover one’s appearance and that people tilt there heads 15 degrees to the side in order to confound the TrapWire software.

Most elaborately, Anonymous describes in the video integrating laser pointers into a baseball cap in order to distort the image picked up by surveillance cameras: “With nothing more than a hat, some infrared LEDs, some wiring and a nine volt battery, they will not be able to recognize you at all.”

The hacker group also announced over the weekend that it is planning a global protest of the TrapWire system on Saturday, October 20.

News and locations of the protest are being shared on various forums and social media sites primarily with a Google Map that illustrates locations of protesters joining the efforts to raise awareness and stop the use of surveillance technologies in public spaces.

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