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Submission + - Anti-surveillance clothing aims to hide wearers from facial recognition (theguardian.com)

jmcharry writes: The use of facial recognition software for commercial purposes is becoming more common, but, as Amazon scans faces in its physical shop and Facebook searches photos of users to add tags to, those concerned about their privacy are fighting back.

Berlin-based artist and technologist Adam Harvey aims to overwhelm and confuse these systems by presenting them with thousands of false hits so they can’t tell which faces are real.

Submission + - Daniel D. McCracken, Dies at 81 (nytimes.com) 1

jmcharry writes: Daniel D. McCracken, the first best-selling author of books that taught people how to use computers, died on July 30 in New York. He was 81.

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