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This weekend, demonstrators attempted to tear down some of the city's 50 newly-installed "smart lamp posts" - which have #cameras & #sensors - in a #protest against perceived government #surveillance.

#HKprotests #FacialRecognition #AntiSurveillance
Smart lamp posts facing residential areas will not have video cameras installed to protect the privacy of citizens. <br />
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Photo: Felix WongLeft to right: Dantes Tang, senior systems manager, Innovation and Technology Bureau and Cheng Chung-shan, senior engineer, Highways Department with one of the new smart lamp posts. <br />
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Photo: Felix Wong
As state #surveillance becomes more advanced - Activists, designers & artists around the world are inventing creative ways to avoid detection. #HKprotests #HongKongProtesters #AntiSurveillance
Hoping to raise awareness about the hyper-militarization of #police and all this technology being using against protesters, #PedroOliveira and #XuediChen created a slick-looking #protest kit.

👉🏻 backslash.cc @BackslashCc #HKprotests #AntiSurveillance http://www.backslash.cc/http://www.backslash.cc/
@BackslashCc Advancements in #facialrecognition technology is of particular concern to demonstrators.

In his project #CVDazzle, @adamhrv explores how fashion can be used as #camouflage from face-detection technology, the first step in automated #facerecognition.

👉🏻 cvdazzle.com Photo ©Cha Hyun Seok From Coreana Museum of Art Workshop<br />
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Creative Direction: Kim Hyuna<br />
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Makeup: Moon Yoo Jin<br />
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Makeup (Jewelry Details): Bai Yingai<br />
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Makeup (Stud Details): Jung Ji Moon<br />
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Hair: Choi Ji Soo, Gu Ye Na<br />
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Face Chart Design: Kim Ka Hyun, Kim Ye Bin<br />
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Model: G-Squre Model Academy<br />
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@BackslashCc @adamhrv The artist @LeoSelvaggio1 has proposed another solution: prosthetic masks of his own face. They would be analyzed as a human face by #surveillance systems, fooling authorities into thinking that one person is in multiple places at the same time.

👉🏻 urmesurveillance.com #URME Left: How a human sees the prosthetic. Right: camera's perspective<br />
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http://leoselvaggio.com/urmesurveillanceSelvaggio has designed a 3D-printed prosthetic of his face. Credit: Leo Selvaggio
@BackslashCc @adamhrv @LeoSelvaggio1 #HongKongProtesters have opted for readily available solutions to avoiding detection, many opt for a medical or gas mask paired with goggles to obscure their identities

Umbrellas & laser pointers are also widely used to block security cameras & distract the police. #Surveillance Laser beams shone by protesters light up the Sham Shui Po police station in Hong Kong on August 14, 2019. Credit: Vincent Yu/APProtesters point laser beams at policemen during a protest in Hong Kong, on August 11, 2019. Credit: Vincent Thian/AP
@BackslashCc @adamhrv @LeoSelvaggio1 The use of reflective materials to evade #surveillance isn't just being explored in #HongKong

#IRpair & #Phantom - #Privacy Eyewear. Sunglasses designed to block facial recognition & Infrared Radiation. #FacialRecognition

👉🏻 reflectacles.com/#home #AntiSurveillance #HKprotests https://www.reflectacles.com/#homehttps://www.reflectacles.com/phantom
@BackslashCc @adamhrv @LeoSelvaggio1 #Surveillance using #facialrecognition software relies on infrastructure; and without a web of cameras capturing images of citizens the technology cannot be implemented.

Such video surveillance is "ramping up." #HKprotests

👉🏻 comparitech.com/vpn-privacy/th… @pabischoff @Comparitech Umbrellas block CCTV cameras during a protest in Hong Kong on June 21, 2019. <br />
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Credit: Vernon Yuen/NurPhoto via Getty Imageshttps://www.comparitech.com/vpn-privacy/the-worlds-most-surveilled-cities/
@BackslashCc @adamhrv @LeoSelvaggio1 @pabischoff @Comparitech Mass #surveillance is increasingly being weaponised to erode our rights, #privacy & #democracy.

But creative & technical literacy gives us the tools to subvert this power & fight back. #HKprotests #HongKongProtesters #AntiFacialRecognition #AntiSurveillance
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