A privacy advocate and engineer have developed a way to blind surveillance cameras using a crucial component.
A Homemade anti-surveillance sweatshirt designed by Mac Pierce features 12 powerful infrared LEDs sewed close to the hood. The wearer may activate an in-sleeve switch to cause the LEDs to flash, blinding any adjacent security cameras at night and filling them with infrared light. This Hacker Hoodie Uses a Surveillance Camera
The most recent privacy wearable is Pierce’s hoodie, which is part of a trend that also includes ballcaps, anti-facial recognition cosmetics, and clothing that throw off automatic license plate scanners and object identification. Ahegao Hoodie
According to Pierce, night vision security cameras are calibrated to detect infrared light. “In order for them to see in the dark. It blows out the sensor by reflecting enough light back at them, which prompts the cameras’ auto exposure to attempt a correction. losing the ability to define the scene in the perspective. Making everything inside it unrecognizable, as well. This Hacker Hoodie Uses a Surveillance Camera
The hoodie, according to Pierce, cost roughly $200 to create and was put together primarily from store-bought components. Pierce open-sourced the programming that ran the hoodie and made all the software and plans related to its products available under a Creative Commons license. This Hacker Hoodie Uses a Surveillance Camera
As for the infrared floodlight for these cameras, Pierce said, “the one really key tricky component is the IR LED that I chose.
In the past, Pierce invented the “Opt-Out Cap,” a cap intended to make its user invisible to face recognition technology. I sincerely hope that those who “have a solid reason to” do so. Pierce remarked. “I want them to have the freedom to demonstrate without fear of punishment. I believe that is the best application for it.
“Surveillance technology has developed to the point where it is so strong and widespread.
We’re only now coming to the realization that perhaps we don’t want this thing to be as potent as it is, Pierce added. “The reason I made this public is that
I want others to be able to look at this project and see that these technologies aren’t perfect. We can resist them in a few different ways.
According to Philomena Kane, stress was causing her hair to fall out.
Eight years ago, Kane was a biology major in her first year at Princeton University,
and the strain was starting to get to her. She then completely shaved off her hair, and
when her natural hair started to grow back, her head required some extra support and protection.
During Friday’s edition of “Shark Tank” on ABC, Kane said, “
I found myself usually putting a scarf on before putting a sweatshirt on.” “You know what, I’m going to create satin-lined hoodies,” I said one day.
The 26-year-old New Yorker from the Bronx launched Kin Apparel last year with just $500. According to Kane, her start-up has already made $355,000 in sales this year.
According to Philomina Kane, stress was causing her hair to fall out.
The brand Kin Apparel, which stands for “keep it naturally,” is known for its satin-lined hooded sweatshirts
that are made to hold in moisture, prevent frizz, and accommodate different hairstyles.
The same satin lining is used in the production of pillowcases, beanies, bucket hats, and bonnets by the same company.