This firewall can block facial recognition protecting your privacy

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

In today’s world, privacy is a luxury. Many companies own huge user profile databases without you even knowing they exist. That’s why many things and services on the Internet are free of charge. You know what they say: When something’s free, you are the product.

Fortunately, this global privacy breach tendency is met with resistance. There are quite a few tech specialists out there who strive to offers users as much control over their data as possible.

One such company is D-ID which specializes in blocking facial recognition technologies. Yes, the same type of technology that allows you to unlock your smartphone in the blink of an eye (no pun intended) or help police identify criminals based on video footage.

Face recognition technology is a double edged sword, since it basically makes it impossible for users to stay anonymous in this hyper-connected world. Also, security experts warn that hackers are hunting for reservoirs of profile pictures which are already linked to personal information.

A firewall to block face recognition algorithms

block facial recognition firewall

This is where D-ID (DeIdentification) comes into action. This Israeli start-up is working on creating a firewall that can block face recognition algorithms. This technology could help prevent dishonest entities and organizations from creating those picture databases in the first place.

D-ID offers a system that protects images from unauthorized, automated face recognition.
Images are processed in a ground-breaking way that causes face recognition algorithms to fail to identify the subject in the image, while maintaining enough similarity to the original image for humans not to notice the difference.

As D-ID explains, unlike passwords, your photos cannot be changed. As a result, protection the photos depicting your face is extremely important. With the help of their tool, you can alter all your stored photos so as to trick facial recognition algorithms.

The company’s planning to release this facial recognition firewall in May. For the time being, no information is available about its price tag.

For more information about this software, go to D-ID’s website and request a demo.

Over to you now: Would you install face recognition blocking software on your computer?

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