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Simple make-up tips can help you avoid face recognition software

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A symbolic representation of the power of facial recognition tools

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Facial recognition algorithms can be foiled by a dab of strategically applied make-up that is subtle enough not to draw human attention.

Face recognition software is used in smartphones and similar technology – and also by the police. As such, there is interest in finding ways to fool the system.

Nitzan Guetta and colleagues at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, working with researchers at the NEC Corporation, have developed AI software that can suggest where to apply make-up to …