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Privacy Eyeglasses use Reflective Material to Evade Surveillance Cameras and Facial Recognition.

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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 05:49 PM
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I came across these eyeglasses from the twitter account of @Snowden. It was first tweeted by Mikko Hypponen here...

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As one who takes my privacy seriously, I investigated into the concept. Apparently, these glasses reflect both visible light and infrared light, which means that surveillance cameras and facial recognition will not be able to identify faces. I reached out to the guy who is making them and it seems that they will not likely work for these purposes during daylight as security cameras only emit their IR leds in low light situations. Either way, it is an interesting idea and I think a lot of people will be interested in them for privacy purposes. They certainly started a conversation on twitter in the past couple days.




posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 05:52 PM
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I'm an unhappy citizen of the surveillance state. Not willing to give sacrifice liberty for security.

I love this concept! About time someone took an evasive measure. Now time to take on the "smart" spyware in each of our homes...
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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 05:55 PM
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a reply to: fnfnfnfn24

The criminals are going yo LOVE this. The guy in the photo is about to mug some one. Or steal a car.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: fnfnfnfn24

You think people will allow these to be sold in shops??

i think there would be people going all out to have these banned.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: Tindalos2013

I'm tired all citizens being treated as potential criminals.

Big Brother can go film himself.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 06:20 PM
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Full face extendable E-Visor Hats are just round the corner .

Cameras will soon see NO ONE's face automatically.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 06:24 PM
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a reply to: fnfnfnfn24

Good Post. We should be the ones with the Cameras on the Government. C-Span, nobody there.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

In the UK Televisions already have camera's in them, spywear if you will.
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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 06:31 PM
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I saw a hat like this but with silver under the brim, used for the same reason to avoid identification. Can't remember if it was Alex Jones' website or another one.
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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 06:38 PM
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a reply to: JesusXst

Right, had heard about these (are you sure it's limited to the UK?) Ugh. I had an idea for a movie short that would show living rooms/dens/bedrooms all from the TV's perspective.. and in the end the people would realize with horror.. "you mean all this time.. it was watching us?

No plot to go by though so I pretty much abandoned that idea. lol



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 06:38 PM
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yes, but they allow others to cheat when you play poker with them



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 06:46 PM
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a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist

I thought about the whole criminal/banned issue on these. I see no way that they could actually become banned. Think about robbers wearing nylons on their heads or full-faced ski masks. Those never got banned.

The day that things become banned because bad people use them is a very sad day.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 06:47 PM
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This is a great idea I'd definitely buy a few pairs!



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 07:05 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

1984 The Updated Version there we go.

The plot could be changed into something comedic instead. Comedy always sells, and if you have the right Marketer that's a bonus right there. I would love to write something and sell it!

But yes, the UK's been doing it for ages. I can't say without doubt North American hasn't because, if they're paranoid enough to watch everything we do on a daily basis, these people have to be Psychopathic types with a penchant for playing Narcissistic head games.
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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 07:26 PM
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a reply to: fnfnfnfn24

Orrrrrr...u could always dawn a burka...just sayin



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 07:32 PM
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Vehicle registration plates using similar technology have been available for years. They helped to avoid being snapped by some speed camera and ANPR devices.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 08:37 PM
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a reply to: fnfnfnfn24

it seems that they will not likely work for these purposes during daylight

You could wear a ski mask during the day.




posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 08:39 PM
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a reply to: fnfnfnfn24

I reached out to the guy who is making them

I'm mostly curious about how one could go about getting this coating applied to their existing prescription glasses/sunglasses.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 09:51 PM
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originally posted by: fnfnfnfn24


I came across these eyeglasses from the twitter account of @Snowden. It was first tweeted by Mikko Hypponen here...

twitter.com...

As one who takes my privacy seriously, I investigated into the concept. Apparently, these glasses reflect both visible light and infrared light, which means that surveillance cameras and facial recognition will not be able to identify faces. I reached out to the guy who is making them and it seems that they will not likely work for these purposes during daylight as security cameras only emit their IR leds in low light situations. Either way, it is an interesting idea and I think a lot of people will be interested in them for privacy purposes. They certainly started a conversation on twitter in the past couple days.


Hook them up to IR LED's of your own, that can shine on the glasses and you won't be reliant on the emitters on the cameras.

There are some daytime glasses you can wear too, but they work on a different principle, trying to add new angles to your face to screw the software up.

One of the professors at my school (tech guy, very paranoid) wears a hat with bright LED's/IR LED's so his face doesn't appear on camera.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 09:57 PM
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a reply to: fnfnfnfn24

I want a pair, where can I buy em?

I think this is a great idea, government has already overreached our privacy.

However one could just wear a hoodie and dark sunglasses, that should do the trick.



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