Personal Privacy

This New Software Protects You Against Facial Recognition By Anonymizing Your Face With DeepFake Technology

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Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology developed a program they’ve named DeepPrivacy, which anonymizes your face by masking it with a combination of more than a million other people’s faces.

They say it does this in real-time, to realistically superimpose new faces onto your body while you move and talk, for anonymized streaming videos.

DeepPrivacy uses technology similar to how deepfakes work: The program uses generative adversarial networks (GANs) to swap the original face, comparing it to the millions of others in the researchers’ custom-built “Flickr Diverse Faces” dataset.

The new dataset consists of 1.47 million faces from the YFCC100M dataset, which is made up of 100 million Creative Commons-licensed face images on Flickr.

Curated from Vice

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