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7 steps to control your .

πŸ‘‰πŸ» Quit

πŸ‘‰πŸ» Install an ad/tracker blocker

πŸ‘‰πŸ» Destroy your

πŸ‘‰πŸ» Paint your face before going outside

πŸ‘‰πŸ» Write opt-out letters to each of the 4,000 data brokers

πŸ‘‰πŸ» Avoid other humans ( gets your from them)

πŸ‘‰πŸ» Move to a remote forest

I think it's important to realize that is kind of an entry-level term for more advanced ways of extracting information.

"Only a fraction of people understand that social media is algorithmically organized.

That invisibility affords social media platforms an enourmous amount of power. That power is not neutral."

Instead of dramatizing these which can lead to calcification and normalization, the aim of this projects is to energize discourse around building creative solutions to counter, adapt to, or rethink emerging technologies.

Two Methods for Confounding the :

- Block collection of information
- Overload with additional information

Use Both Methods

According to by , this is the famous patent that uses for targeted advertisements & enforcing it in the IP market of patents: "Generating user information for use in targeted advertising"


: selfies contain more personal information than a .

You not only have the face but you have all of the and relational information around that.

And became a sign of humanities increasing intelligence.

can be thought of the same way not as a defensive response, but privacy is something that shows humanities increasing intelligence.

In the early 20th century it was a term for criminals hiding from the . T.Roosevelt considered as a form of cowardice, a mere defense of strategy.

But as World War I and II unfolded, he realized the significance and power, the strategic advantage.

There are functional solutions to hiding & blocking . And there are more & psychological responses, more thought out kinds of . But camouflage didn't exist the way it does before the 20th century.

I think a face is one of the most powerful tools for communication yet there are very few, if any, acceptable ways to protect it from dubious or invasive kinds of surveillance.

You can now use this facial expression , to read the thoughts of somebody, to know what they are thinking. Profile their emotions.

There is a thing called facial action units. Every facial movement can be read & analyzed.

Whereas when you look at the report by Laura Poitras & James Risen from the documents, is scanning 55,000 faces a day.

You see, the commercial companies are nearly on the same field as government agencies.

This company , which claims to have the world's largest emotion . With 40 billion emotion data points. Nearly 4 million faces analyzed (2016).

Compare that to the : This company is scanning about 5,500 faces per day.

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