Facebook wants to know all about you. Aside from using your statuses, tags and like Facebook is also using visual data found in pictures uploaded to the network to better map your relations, locations and patterns. They do this by recognizing your face and tagging them with your Facebook user name.
While not all that data is public, Facebook did not spend $55,000,000 to have a face recognition software sitting on a shelf. You can of course choose if you want to enable autotagging being public for yourself, but whatever your privacy choices are, there is a good chance that Facebook may know more about you than you think.
Amsterdam based designer Simone C. Niquille created a line of T-shirts designed at disrupting Facebook’s autotagging. The shirts, while hideous as a fashion statement, work by adding more faces to each picture. Each T-shirt from the Facial Recognition Dazzle line features multiple portraits of a known celebrity – Michael Jackson, Britney, Obama and Britt & Laura.
To avoid the need to use actual pictures of Obama, MJ and co., Simone used photos of look alikes.
If you feel that Facebook is intruding your privacy, you can go ahead and get a one of the shirts over at REALFACE Glamouflage for $65.
[REALFACE Glamouflage | Simone C. Niquille]
P.S. of course, this is only mitigation for when your picture have been uploaded. If you want to go 100% invisible, you should avoid having your photo taken in the first place.