location_city Melbourne schedule Jul 19th 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM place EN 307 (C40) people 12 Interested

If you’ve ever wanted an invisibility cloak, this talk is for you.

Cameras peer at us from street corners, from phones, from the dashes of passing cars, and from shopping mall advertisements. Even when you’re not posing for a selfie, you might end up in the background of someone else’s picture while you’re out at dinner — and if that photograph is uploaded to a social media site, facial recognition can pick you out of the lineup.

Machines are getting better at recognising our faces — but if you want to sneak through the streets of your city like a young wizard in the corridors after midnight, there is still hope.

This talk provides an overview of the latest urban camouflage technology and how to deploy it in order to foil facial recognition. During this session, you’ll learn the ways machines “see” us, and how to play with them in order to become invisible. We’ll dive into the ethics of biometric identification. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can have fun with reflective tape and face paint to disguise yourselves from the algorithmic eye.


Outline/Structure of the Case Study

Talk and accompanying demo

Learning Outcome

Understand how pervasive surveillance is.

Target Audience

Anyone, Information Security professionals.

schedule Submitted 3 years ago