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Hong Kong student arrested for carrying laser pointers




Ears and Eggs

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Quite something, they are using them to dazzle security cameras that are tracking citizens. Seems like the state uses advanced facial recognition to basically track everyone, anywhere they go, so the protesters are using the lasers to temporarily disable the cameras:

Hand-held laser pointers, which emit powerful beams of green and blue light, are being used by Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters to confuse police officers, scramble facial recognition cameras and deter people from taking photos amid political turmoil.

 

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A low tech solution to a high tech problem. It has been spun as protesters trying to blind police.
 

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That's funny, Tero. Make a product, and to sell it, over blow then need for it. There may actually come the day when facial recognition keeps track of everyone in public and we should have a political discussion about that. But, I doubt the solution will be to buy these masks and everyone will be wearing one in public.
 







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