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FaceShield Uses AI to Confuse and Stop Face Detectors

 - Oct 26, 2018
Launched as an online identity protection tool, FaceShield is a distinct privacy solution meant to break face detectors and jam facial detection software. Serving as a fast and free solution, FaceShield applies a myriad of filters -- chosen by the user -- as a mean of breaking general face detecting software. The ability of the service is driven by AI and automatically applies a noise to common areas of an image that face detectors naturally recognize.

The FaceShield website currently offers a demo of the software, as well as three different filters for photos. Each filter provides a different level of protection and image alteration, ranging from subtle to extreme. The subtle option keeps the image as identical as possible and can break certain face detectors. The medium and intense filters make noticeable changes to an image and can break many most detectors.