Amid the Black Lives Matter protests taking place around the world, many are considering the long-term ramifications of posting the identity of protesters — cue Image Scrubber by Motherboard. The new technology was recently launched for non-technical people to quickly blur the faces of people in a photo as well as remove other potentially identifying data from the image. The software was developed by artist Everest Pipkin and can be used on both smartphone devices and laptops alike.
Image Scrubber comes at a pivotal moment, where surveillance technology has become a real threat to the public, and activists are calling on protesters to keep the image of others anonymous in the name of safety.
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