Anti-Surveillance Mask Can Hide You From Biometric Face Scanners: “An Alternative Identity When in Public”

by | May 13, 2014 | Headline News | 170 comments


The U.S. government is spending billions of dollars to ensure that they can monitor and track every single activity in which you engage, be it online of off. The latest attempt to infringe on the personal anonymity comes in the form of what has been referred to as Real I.D., essentially a social security number for the internet which would be used to follow your every move in cyberspace. Coupled with technologies that include email mining, global positioning systems, predictive behavioral analysis, drones over America, and even eavesdropping via microphones on our cell phones, the ultimate goal is a surveillance state so expansive that Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin would be jealous.

But just as quickly as government introduces the technologies that are supposed to keep us safe from terrorists and ourselves, enterprising rebels across the country are working to counter them.

In the realm of biometrics, where literally hundreds of thousands of cameras now watch our every move and plug in directly to data mining Fusion Centers where our activities are analyzed, aggregated and dispatched according to our perceived threat, some might think the system itself has become unbeatable.

Short of plastic surgery, how can we modify our faces to disappear from prying government eyes when we step out of our front doors?

If Leo Selvaggio has his way, you’ll be able to assume an alternative identity by using an age old low-tech strategy made possible by modern-day 3-D printers.

It’s so simple that it’s brilliant, especially considering the fact that Selvaggio’s innovation is capable of compromising multi-billion dollar face recognition surveillance systems with the use of an easily obtainable personal prosthetic mask.


His rubber mask aimed at foiling surveillance cameras features his visage, and if he has his way, plenty of people will be sporting the Personal Surveillance Identity Prosthetic in public. It’s one of three products made by the Chicago-based artist’s URME Surveillance, a venture dedicated to “protecting the public from surveillance and creating a safe space to explore our digital identities.”

“Our world is becoming increasingly surveilled. For example, Chicago has over 25,000 cameras networked to a single facial recognition hub,” reads the URME (pronounced U R Me) site. “We don’t believe you should be tracked just because you want to walk outside and you shouldn’t have to hide either. Instead, use one of our products to present an alternative identity when in public.”

The 3D-printed resin mask, made from a 3D scan of Selvaggio’s face and manufactured by, renders his features and skin tone with surprising realism, though the eyes peeping out from the eye holes do lend a certain creepiness to the look.

“When you wear these devices the cameras will track me instead of you and your actions in public space will be attributed as mine because it will be me the cameras see,” the artist, who’s working toward his MFA at Chicago’s Columbia College, says on a recently launched Indiegogo page for the products. “All URME devices have been tested for facial recognition and each properly identifies the wearer of me on Facebook, which has some of the most sophisticated facial recognition software around.”


The anti-face recognition tech is currently only available in Leo Selvaggio’s image, so government systems spotting anyone wearing the mask will flag him as the culprit. But the implications are so broad that somewhere inside the Department of Homeland Security surveillance personnel are undoubtedly scrambling to thwart it, because it presents a serious hiccough to the surveillance state.

With the ease of 3-D printing any technophobe with the ability to mimic someone else’s face via 3D graphing software will have the ability to literally assume a person’s identity by simply printing their face and wearing it.

In a the world of biometric surveillance, that means anybody can disappear from view and essentially become a 21st century Silence Dogood.

Real ID? How about Alternative ID instead?


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    1. VRF

      VRF says:
      Comment ID: 3078071
      May 13, 2014 at 12:21 pm
      get yours today $200


      • VRF

        pair of sunglasses is all you need and wala

        those at the Bundy ranch should have thought of this

        the feds would have blown their minds with 400 of the same person standing around..allegedly pointing “assault riffles at them”

        waaaaaaaaaaaaaa..snif snif waaaa

        • admin

          We should have a few thousands Barrack Obama masks printed… that’d keep ’em scrambling for a while…

          Oh, and btw, thanks VRF! I did find that via your link!


          • y99

            Great idea although how fast would the corrupt in dc rally to make this form of identity deception illegal?
            They fear us this is why they work so diligently to track every move we make, tech/hardware like this rightly creates doubt in the system.

            The end of V for Vendetta being a good movie depiction.

            • VRF

              I say let them make them illegal, and I also say CIVIL DISOBEDENCE is the rule of the day

              In other words F em

              like to see them round up 10,000 masked people at a demonstration , armed,? certainly or what would be the purpose anymore …Right?

              • y99

                Well stated VRF.

                • Ordinary Average Guy

                  lets all get a GW Bush mask…they’ll blow a gasket

                • PO'd Patriot

                  Guess you all will end up lookin’ like Missus Doubt-fire! Hope your face don’t get runn-over by the trash truck.
                  “Momma’s got a brand new bag!”

                • Lone Ranger

                  lets all get a GW Bush mask…they’ll blow a gasket Who wants to look like a a$$ hole ?

              • maddog

                “like to see them round up 10,000 masked people at a demonstration , armed,?”

                I like your idea VRF problem is you’d be lucky to find 3 sheeple that you could pull away from idiot box to go along. Now with gay porn from the NFL and reparations in the NBA and not to forget the fucking Kardashies out that shithole Jersey, there is way to much occupying their limited cranial space.

                I’m sure it will not be legal for long if it is at all just like using a blowup doll to ride the fast lane will get you a ticket.

                • VRF

                  hahahah , you had me at blow up doll

                • Be informed

                  This is but the tip of the iceberg. The further anyone can get the hell away from the main cities the better. Small towns usually just don’t have this sh#$ YET. Too expensive and not really worth it for areas with small number of people. Trouble is magnified with the higher number of individuals. You look at the free states and they are usually small number of population. Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Alaska are prime examples of this. The big cities are where these 1984 type martial law state cameras are. People will agrue that small town America has this also, but nothing to the volume as Chicago, Boston, LA, etc.

                  If you have to deal with this garbage, anything such as VRF says such as sunglasses or other distractions should work pretty good. Sh@#, wear a rubber nose. This is really rotten because there is something in this country called privacy. It is different when law enforcement is looking for a bank robbery or something or some rapist, but to scan people that have done nothing to anyone just because they MIGHT be suspecious shows just what an ugly path this country has taken. America use to be the free world, and where ex-USSR nations use to try to get to. Now>>>>>>>>Police State.

                • PO'd Patriot

                  Blow up doll? “Oh the humanity”……..

                • Anonymous

                  “until they become conscious of their power they will not rebel… once they rebel, they will become conscious”

                • Gregory8

                  I hate to burst bubbles but if they lead to false hope then it’s necessary. There are systems already in place that are far more sophisticated than just facial recognition. These systems are also able to analyze your height, weight, body proportions (arm, leg and torso lengths and measurements), and body movement (walking gait) to spot you once they have it in the system. Once they have these data items you can wear all the disguises in the worlds and they can still say, “Yeah, that’s him”. This stuff is plain spooky. This is just newer soft-wear so they can be applied throughout the system if they want. But the whole things hinges on staying out of the system in the first place ( no profile), then you’re just John/Jane Doe, as long as you don’t attract anyone’s attention in the first place. The best thing to do is to stay out of bigger cities that have these systems.

                • t-zulu

                  had a blow up doll duct taped to my bike whem I lived insan Antonio loved the weird looks lol

              • New Ordnance


                I could not agree more.

                It’s time to take calculated risks and go for it in my view.
                You can’t defend from a bunker.

                We gotta play offensive while there is yet time.
                Mass Civil Disobedience is a proven tactic when used to implement effective strategies that achieve realistic goals.

                There are also over 100 other good ideas here:

                How about flipping the tables and taking THEIR biometrics for OUR lists and databases?

                • Anonymous

                  Yeah, we should all work on finding their addresses too, anything personal about them– find all the details about their lives and post it all online… so if they commit any “terrorist” acts, we know where they are.

                • Anonymous

                  Funny you should mention that, Ordnace, I was thinking the same thing other day… what if there was a planned protest– where we demand the US get the f– out of Ukraine before we end up in Nuclear war, and also, a demand for our constitutional liberties back! and also, we demand they strike that BS notion about Corporations being people.

                  If there was a planned protest in D.C. concerning the restoration of our civil liberties, can you imagine the outpouring of citizens???!!!!

                • maddog

                  I’m keeping a list of local media. Plan on holding them accountable when the dust settles.

                • Miles Monroe

                  It’s easy. People that are police officers and other officials have their homes listed in property information databases which are all searchable. What happened that turned the Bundy situation was the folks started staking out where the cops were staying (hotel) and blocked the parking lot entrances so they couldn’t leave. These folks have lives and children just like the rest of us and the stakes are high for them too. That understanding of quid pro quo is one of the last checks on excessive government behavior available. None of these guys want to lose their lives over a turtle, or a bunch of cows. They have your face, but we know where their families live also. So it’s mutual assured destruction folks.

              • Veni Vidi Vici

                Our Good Friend VRF has the stuff of champions coursing through his loins. There’s a whiff of the heroic about him…listen well!

                FUCK ‘EM INDEED!

                It is now time for DEFIANCE. Defy them in small ways, in large ways, in public ways, in private ways, in all ways.

                DEFY DEFY DEFY

                They are criminals, gangsters, cowards filled up with corruption.

                DEFY DEFY DEFY.

                Refuse to buckle, to bend your knee. Refuse to bow to illegitimate authority, power madness and evil.


                Go and sin no more.

                • maddog

                  Could not have said it better. Go Gault 100%.

                • eze

                  Exactly what I’ve been saying for awhile now! we must be “noncompliant”…..make them show that they really are power hungry crooks….
                  make them show the aggression…then make them pay a high price for their actions….
                  at some point the price will be too high for them to survive and keep the power they crave…
                  The reality is, while some of them would be willing to destroy the entire country in a bloodbath, most are not nearly so committed to such goals…..they will fracture, their resolve will collapse and more and more of their followers will quit as resistance to such policy/action,etc grows and any conflict drags on…..
                  This is how most any war is won, when one side…generally the losing one….decides that victory is too expensive to achieve…..
                  To win we simply need to organize, resist and out last these gov’t liberal/Socialists….

            • pavan

              John McCain would be one of the first to propose making this illegal.

              • VRF

                I propose we make John McCain Illegal , and anything he thinks or says, and especially the way he looks

              • VRF

                I think we should make John McCain Illegal. everything he says , thinks and especially the way he looks

                • Veni Vidi Vici

                  I will pay $205 for a John McCain mask since a US senator deserves a premium.

                  Or, I could take a picture of my testicles, punch holes for the eyes and get the same effect for free.

              • Hijab's4all

                We all should wear hijab’s as our new religion dictates.
                who will deny us our religious practices that call for us to be anonymous in public?

            • Strider55

              Millions of Guy Fawkeses running around everywhere! Love it!

          • Unreconstructed Southron

            You read my mind (again), Mac.

          • VRF

            the Obama masks would be great, could you imagine the confusion that would have generated at the Bundy ranch?
            lol ,, or even if everyone looked the woulda blown their minds

            YW Mac, I was surfing when I found it and thought how much I would love to have one, and how everyone here should know about it

            • New Ordnance

              Good catch. This is the sort of asymmetric tactic we should deploy more often. Even the threat of such keeps them reacting and off balance.

              • VRF

                we need to keep them hopping faster and higher then they think they can make us jump..Im sick of their shit..time to dish it back, and time to make their systems irrelevant

                wouldn’t that be a hoot , they spend billions on all these cameras and systems ,, just to be foiled by a 200 dollar mask

                I love it.,, and hey it doesn’t have to be this guys could be one you made up and therefore has NO Biometrics..oh that would spin them right off the map

                • sixpack

                  It is going to have to come way down in price, before it will catch on to any extent. The other possibility is just wearing any mask.

                  There is an art form, a media called “mucilage” where you can make a mold of your own face. It’s like they use in movies, but anybody who is handy with a paint brush could do something acceptable with it. It is also pretty cheap by comparison.

                • eze

                  At one time, I lived in Arizona…..while there, they had “red light” cameras…I noted, that… at least some people were so ticked off, that they damaged or “covered” the cameras…..this led to eventually forcing the local gov’t to remove them….I don’t know if they brought them back…..
                  My point being that people could do something very similar here…”covering” cameras, etc….I’m not advocating destruction of property, but….it is tax payers property….

            • Anonymous

              Yeah, it could become a fad–everyone with the same face! Ha, ha!!!: )

              • Veni Vidi Vici

                We could get a major sponsor, maybe call it the Pillsbury Face-Off.

            • Junito

              They would lock you up and charged with impersonating
              A Government official along with some bogus charges.
              Then with that, it would scramble ”w makers” to try to ban
              3D Printers because its gone to far with impersonating the
              Remember they love banning everything.

          • JustMe

            So, why have we let it get to the point that we have to contemplate using masks, anyway?

          • Anonymous

            You would be arrested for being a racist. Or for committing a hate crime. No blacks,, no gays.

          • Titoknows

            That’s Exactly what I was thinking! Too bad I’m NOT
            a Criminal! If we could just get the criminals of
            our Country to wear them. We could make masks
            of ALL our Corrupt politicians & get rid of them
            for good!!! I can just see the infomercial now.
            “Do YOU like to Fk Sheep”, but are afraid of what
            people will think of you? Do YOU like to run through
            parks Naked while children play nearby, but don’t
            want to have to register as a Pedophile….
            Have we got the solution for YOU….. NOW, with
            Entrap-mask, You can be who ever YOU want to be, &
            feel comfortable knowing, it’s NOT YOU they will see!!
            For this limited time ONLY, YOU get NOT 1, but 2
            Entrap-masks for only $19.95 + shipping & handling!!!

        • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

          Actually, the Muslims are way ahead of us on this. Think burkhas for the women with shapeless robes concealing all manner of weapons or explosives, same for the men with their man-pajammys and full facial hair to confound the facial recognition schemes. Plus, someone dressing in full muslim regalia transforms themself into a protected person, officially immune from suspicion or molestation by the authorities. Low tech against an arrogant enemy can go a long way towards negating technological superiority.

          • Anonymous

            Good idea, Moon! also, great way to prevent wrinkles!! Only thing is, if I wrapped up like a muslim, I might get beaten up…

            Maybe I will try something else.. hmm…

          • Anonymous

            I got a good idea– you can wear these weird little skimpy outfits that young people wear, to let people know you’re American… but have a bunch of scarves around your head. : )

          • Anonymous

            If I was a man, I would definitely wear beard and mustache.. as much fur about the face as possible… plus, its masculine!

            • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

              ‘He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man.’ – William Shakespeare

          • Archivist

            Pick a day and have “Dress Like a Muslim Day.” That would be a good idea for a flash mob in a large city.

            • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

              Pick a day and have Dress Like Mohammed Day. Then you could have flash mobs in many cities. Be good cover for other nefarious activities – witness: “it was a group of muslims that destroyed the police station and looted the armory but I couldn’t see who they were because they all had on burkhas!”

        • BabyBoomerssuck


        • Ted


          All you need is spell check, and voila! You don’t look illiterate!

        • Moment Of Fatih

          Now we know why you will have a mark on your right hand or your forehead ..

      • Anonymous

        If I didn’t live in the United States, I would be so happy if Russia blasted the hell out of this place– actually, wrong– just the government buildings. forgot about the kids.

        Concerning masks, there are various ways to hide one’s identity… think about it.

      • Lumpy

        Already invested in a Guy Fawkes mask…

      • Man on the inside

        Ordered mine today!!!!!

      • Lurker

        Facial recognition might be getting a lot of press lately, but don’t think for a minute that this mask is going to anonymize your presence. Gait analysis has been out for a few years, and is much, much harder to spoil.

      • teaisstronger

        I LOVE IT

        People can use masks that look like the face of celebrities and anyone. The Government’s recognition system is so good that it must have current updated copies of peoples photographs. Somehow the Government must invent reasons why everyone needs to have new pictures taken as they age. Soon, every time you use a credit card, you will have to have your picture taken for “security” reasons.

    2. Kevin2

      This crap is getting way too spooky.


      What a waste of an article

      • PO'd Patriot

        What a waste of a post space…..scooter.

    4. txjazzman

      I always wanted a “Wrinkle Free Face”………

      • sixpack

        Wrinkles give it a little character…mannequins have “wrinkle-free” faces.

    5. Mountain Trekker

      Better get one of Hillary if you want to be ahead of the game, Obama is a has been. Trekker Out.

      • kfilly

        The Hitlery mask would make me puke even worse than the Obama one.

      • PO'd Patriot

        “Better get one of Hillary”…….. any old Jack-ass face will do…. Boehner, Pinnochio, Pelosi, McCain, and the rest of the feeble minded in DC (dark country).

      • maddog

        Not so fast MT. It’s my belief the shitbag is the last US president.

    6. Confederate

      In a lot of towns, county’s and states, it’s “illegal” to wear masks, wonder why? I say we start spray painting all security cameras or better yet, use them for pellet gun targets.

      • Veni Vidi Vici

        Keep a paintball gun handy. It will be useful for obscuring armored vehicles windshields and view ports.

      • Strider55

        In several countries vandalism and outright destruction of speed and red light cameras has gotten so widespread that governments have installed cameras to watch the cameras. That, of course, increases expenses to the point where the program becomes unprofitable, and is therefore abandoned.

        • Veni Vidi Vici

          Wouldn’t it just be cheaper to destroy the people who vote to put them in and cut out the middleman?

    7. Satori

      now this is something to fear

      Orlando Hospital Workers Exposed to MERS Virus Awaiting Test Results, Officials Say

      one person shows up in a hospital ED with MERS
      and your ED staff gets put on isolation for extended periods

      most hospitals are short staffed as it is

      if this thing takes hold
      there is gonna be hell to pay

      studies show that during a pandemic
      30-40% of doctors and nurses will not be there for various reasons
      either sick themselves
      home taking care of sick family members
      or just plain not going to work due to fear of the disease

    8. Just_Sayin

      COPY + PASTE

      OK hun I’m done for the day… what do you want to do ??

      Thanks for nothing. Lets put a little effort into it… ehh.

      • PO'd Patriot

        Ah, it appears we’ve rolled on by you…..

    9. Grafique

      Reminds me of Mission Imposible.

    10. Socrates

      Actually this technological ‘blessing’ can be a curse in disguise. How? What if your pesky neighbor (who may not like you)decides to print up a mask of YOUR FACE, and robs a bank or other horrible crime while wearing it?

      People always seem to think how great things can be, but never what could go ‘wrong’. While I see 3-D printing as the next industrial revolution that puts the power BACK into the hands of the people, the government and business world…do not want you to have that power, or any for that matter.

      People would be wise to get the best 3-D printer you can afford and then go get a Fila-Bot as well. Allows you to recycle your garbage ABS plastic (and others) into useable filament to print with. Imagine how much less garbage there would be if everyone did this!

      The actual ‘mask’ idea comes in the form of the Guy Fawkes mask all over the internet and you can even D/L and print one yourself. You can bet big brother IS watching and will try to quell 3-D printing even further in light of this new ‘threat’. Sigh.

      • jerrytbg

        Spot on analysis!!

        We’re not worthy….. 😉

      • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

        Then I would print a mask of Hillary or Pelosi or one of their kids to use when I do my nefarious activities. Or maybe a mask of the mayor or the asshole of the HOA president. Lots of ways to use this to advantage and create trouble for Big Brother.

        • Veni Vidi Vici

          I hope to soon be introducing a line of Simuloid Hillary Calf & Ankle Prosthetic devices.

          I modeled them after a redwood tree.

      • Rodster

        It definitely and probably will happen. It’s time to make my Obama mask with an Obamaphone. 🙂

      • sixpack

        Okay, so wearing presidents masks and robbing banks has already been done. They made a movie or two about it.

    11. lonelonemum

      In practical terms – how are these an improvement on the Guy fawkes masks worn by the Occupy protesters? Is there any technical advantage? Or one of those very, very cheap plastic masks stocked by make up and theatrical shops?

      This kind of technology is great, but unless we show the same kind of unity in resisting the enemy that the Afghans or Iraqi’s showed it’s doomed to fail. One guy in a town wearing one of these masks is easy to pick off, MOST of the guys in a town wearing one of these and yes we have an effective form of resistance.

      Switch up your daily routine every so often to confuse the behavioral analysts. Keep a diary and identify your own triggers for certain behavior or get your spouse to do it for you. Every behavior must have a motivator and a causal factor, nail your own triggers and you can confuse the heck outta these guys. Remember they are trying to influence the behavior of the mob, we don’t want to do that, but we do need to understand it in order to avoid getting caught at the wrong end of a variety of situations.

    12. WhoWuddaThunkIt

      I don’t think I would want to wear an OB mask; Why,…you would be the first ones to get shot by either side. lol I would stick to a plain old street person grey man mask, Grow a gray yellow stained beard, hat and glasses. And shuffle down the street talking or mumbling to myself.

      • lonelonemum

        Not if someone has put a sock over or a pellet thru the darn lens! Spray paint’ll do the job in a pinch.

        Stalking is creepy whether it’s the government doing it or a creepy old man in a rain coat!

        As an old school gal I’m going to take my Daddy’s advice when it comes to dealing with creepy stalkers ; )

    13. jerrytbg

      This is soooo kool!!!

      I hope nobody said this….
      I expect legislation against this in airports bus stations and schools etc.
      Pretty much anywhere you find tsa goons…

      • New Ordnance

        Ingenuity unleashed outside the box will always trump the beast.

        “Remember, Remember the 5th of November”

        V for Vendetta mask – $3.25 at Amazon


        • jerrytbg

          You bring up an important point…

          If the Latino “community” can organize a mass demonstration “for their rights”,which in My view are no rights at all if…..I digress…

          What if … on a given date….say Monday November 3rd…..this year…we send that message?

          Just a thought….and no, my name is not sentelli.. 🙂

        • sixpack

          I’ve had mine for a few years. It hangs on my wall as decor, until needed.

    14. Ugly

      It won’t be faces; but eyes, thumb prints, and the chip it will be….

      • cabinfever

        Yep. If this is the case, that only means the hammer comes down harder and much sooner. See that commercial when the person walks out of a grocery store with things stuffed in his pockets? That’s because he’s chipped and the computer reads it on his way out. You won’t be able to buy or sell (or go any place since there will be check-points) without the chip. Any place you want to go will require getting “scanned”…if you don’t have that chip, you can’t get scanned – hence you won’t be allowed to do anything.

        • Anonymous

          Then we better stop this crap before it gets to that point, cabinfever– I ain’t getting no chip!

          • sixpack

            Getting a chip means getting your ass thrown into a cage when you stray—just ask any DOG…

    15. Stephen

      Also the perfect legal defense. Sell a thousand copies of your face, then go rob a bank, knock off your wife, shoot the president, etc. No one could prove it was actually you.

      That or have yourself a really disturbing Halloween costume.

    16. VRF

      they remove your anonomy,(sp)..(cameras, etc everywhere)

      we remove their ability to track us biometrically

      Fair is Fair in my way of thinking..

      • New Ordnance

        Don’t worry. We will learn how to fry the cameras. Until then a can of spray paint comes in handy – keeps the maintenance crew busy. Also, the ballistic option is always open.

        • Nathan Cline

          I bet a homemade HERF gun would wreak havoc on most cameras

        • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

          Actually, the Achilles heel of all these technologies is their dependence on a functioning electrical grid and internet. When the roundups and tyranny are out in the open, those who would fight our enslavers would do well to target transformers, power lines, server farms, and even power plants. During WWII, underground fighters targeted coal fired power plants and locomotives by using bombs disguised as lumps of coal that were snuck into coal piles. We can do the same.

          Destroy the electrical grid and we level the playing field.

          • the renegade braveheart

            An EMP can fry the electronics of the surveillance grid along with everything else. Also, a green laser aimed straight at the camera can disable it. Google ‘green lasers.’

          • jerrytbg

            We can not loose the moral high ground… keep that in mind…
            If they institute asymmetrical warfare…ALL bets are off..stay frosty…

          • Anonymous

            There is a book called, “Monkey wrenching” I believe, but it tells how to do just that, Mistress—–

            MONKEY WRENCHING, MONKEY WRENCHING, MONKEY WRENCHING– get it now and learn the tricks so you will know what to do when its needed!!!

            • sixpack

              Ah yes, there is some merit to taking a page out of an Anarchist’s handbook. They have been battling this govt creep for longer than conservatives have, only we ridiculed them as the govt is doing to us now.

              When in doubt, learn from the masters.

        • VRF

          around here we have cameras along the freeway about every 3 miles up on poles about 75 to 100 feet up

          like to see you spray that, yes they can zoom in on your face, hence the mask

          ballistic option might be the only way, although the trajectory could be unsafe, again do that with your own face on? I don’t think so

          • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

            Paintball gun followed by a round from an airgun or .22 rimfire. Wear mask during the disabling and have one of those polarizing plastic covers on your license plate.

            • sixpack

              better yet, don’t get a vehicle involved. They can find a vehicle, using more than a license plate, you know…

            • Anonymous

              I like how you think, Mistress!

    17. ridiculous

      Sorry to annoy you all with this, OFF TOPIC, but I live right by Orlando.
      2 healthcare workers got sick from the MERS patient, which is 3. and now im reading on local news that 15-20 more people have symptoms..
      that is a very fast spread, if confirmed.

      just keeping you all up to date.

      • the renegade braveheart

        ridiculous, thanks for the update.

      • dmitry


        thanks for the heads up. that’s very alarming!

    18. Nathan Cline

      Where do I get my Obama mask? Does it come with an arrogant smirk? This will come in handy during the next bank robbery.

      • jerrytbg

        Point break…

        • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

          I just caught my first tube today sir!

          • jerrytbg

            hahaha hahaha… 🙂

      • PO'd Patriot

        Yes it’ll be the Moochelle “gas face model” where it appears in photos that she has gas (shit pain) in the lower extremities.

        • Burt Gummer

          Alex Jones said Moo-shell is the prettiest snapping turtle in North America…

          • sixpack

            Hey, what have snapping turtles ever done to you? —besides steal your bait and hook…

            • PO'd Patriot

              Indeed, they have been supper in my house more than one time. Great deep fried or in a potpie.

    19. Frank Thoughts

      Nice try but we already deploy technology that makes this Grade-1-level evasion technique redundant. As you can imagine, in Iraq and other conflict zones, people wear masks to try and evade identification. As in, it is a basic tactic that needed to be counter measured. We developed a work-around that uses a mix of technologies to ident a subject: walking gait, retina, sniffing (yes, the races and ethnicities do smell different), and other secret things that make it impossible for a hoodie scum-bag, gang-rapping piece of sh#t to evade detection while walking down the street. Just saying…

      • VRF

        how about in a crowd of say 2000 people all milling about?
        Americans..not rag heads

        I also think a lot of people are missing the point..sure criminals are going to abuse anything they can, they are already doing things of this sort its another gun law argument

        its us people that arnt doing anything wrong that are being wrongfully targeted and have no defense..thats where this works for the common man to keep his identity in certain situations, unknown to those that have no regard for our liberties..a thumb in the eye of the establishment as it were

      • Kevin2

        99.999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of people being watched and listened to should not be.

        If one wants to find a needle in a hay stack start with the needle manufacturer and leave the farmer alone.

        • Kevin2

          Oh the concept of the above is codified in the 4th Amendment. Its called “Probable Cause”.

    20. PA farmer

      I’m starting to think my Cattle has more Freedom, than myself..

      • Ugly

        They do. Unless, that is, they are on a solar ranch….

      • This Texan Has Had Enough

        PA Farmer-not if the cattle graze on BLM land.

    21. aljamo

      How about we all go out into public naked. That would give them something to look at besides our faces. No use in hiding behind clothing. That simple act would change the world. Let it all hang out.

    22. Barn Cat

      It’s a good idea in principle but I wouldn’t do that lightly. The government will do all it can to identify those who try to hide their identity. But under the right circumstances, yes, I’d use one. In fact, I’m surprised that no one is selling those online.

      • VRF

        what would they do if everyone did it? as a protest to the surveillance state we’re in?
        Id love to see them squirm

        we could all be Eric Holder.. no chance of ever being prosecuted for anything!

    23. wrong

      My ex wife wore one of these masks.

      • sixpack

        Before or after she married you?

    24. Be informed

      This is worse than the cold war with Russia saying F off to the U.S.

      Russia is starting in June going to forbid U.S. GPS from being used in Russia. It continues to get more intense and it is not easing up. The past article says America is in big time from 2015-2020. Well how about from 2015 to the year 3000 after global nuclear war. I have not seen something like in a long time where it just gets closer and closer to the mushroom clouds each week. And that idiot smile that BO has.

      • sixpack

        Did anyone really expect Russia to just take whatever shit this govt doles out, without a word? WE retaliate when they heap enough shit on us too. Russia also has banned selling it’s rocket engines to the U.S. and it looks pretty grim for continuation of American participation in the International Space Station.

        The U.S. Govt imposes sanctions on the PEOPLE.
        Russia imposes sanctions on the GOVERNMENT.

        Had to happen some time.

        • Strider55

          Продолжить в том же духе, Путин! (Keep up the good work, Mr. Putin!)

          • sixpack

            If nothing else, it beats what we’re getting. I admire Putin for not taking this out on the American people. He is doing a better job than odumbo.

      • Anonymous

        war is good for the banksters/oligarths! Look at recent post on zero hedge (today– May14).

    25. Sgt. Dale

      If for one second you think you can hide your identity you had better think again.
      You have photo I.D.s for everything. D.L. (Il) FOID cards. your Job.
      What you are seeing today they had 20 years ago. They have other ways to I.D. today.
      Hell! If a satellite can read the date on a dime they can see your face. every time you walk into your bank, gas station, restaurant, ECT.
      So smile and let them know you are a PATRIOT and Damn Proud of it.

      • VRF

        But you don’t show an ID to a camera, you show your face

        • Sgt. Dale

          If they have your picture on anything they have you. You don’t need to show an I.D. unless you are getting on an air plane, cashing a check at a different bank, using your CC in a store, ECT.
          The facial recognition is old technology.

          • VRF

            Yes I know this Dale
            I wont be wearing MY face

          • jerrytbg

            Also Dale..
            those smart card readers are increasing the distance they can read what’s in your wallet…
            My experience with this was about 20 ft….It took the operator by surprise that I had an aluminum wallet…he didn’t know for sure but gave me a look that I can only describe as irritation… I just smiled, nodded and walked on by…

            My question Is…. how far can they read? Anybody know?

          • sixpack

            Sgt. Dale, don’t they need to match the face on the shoulders, to the face in the photo to “have you”?

            It still does take a “match” to positively ID someone, doesn’t it?

          • Anonymous

            Well…they won’t won’t be able to recognise me… I carry a sunbrella with me (from China) to protect my skin from the sun’s rays… it can also protect me from Big Brother

    26. Grafique

      Link on Drudge –

      “I like my guns like Obama likes his voters – undocumented.”

      • sixpack

        …and like hillary likes her women—clean and under control…

        • sixpack

          The poor man gets a $20 hooker—the rich get $2000 an hour call-girls…

    27. Burt Gummer

      How about 3D print a buttcrack with a beard? Eye holes of course. Confuse, confound, and aggravate the camera snoopers. “Wanna’ stick your nose into my business? Get a good look at this!”

    28. Arizona Dude

      it will be harry reid demanding that anyone wearing such a mask be proclaimed a terrorist

      • sixpack

        To harry greid, we’re all terrorists anyway, so what difference would a mask make?

    29. anonymous

      It would be nice to come up with a way to alter your face subtly to fool the facial recognition sample given when you get your photo taken for the DMV or passport.

    30. lonelonemum

      London is probably the city that has the most cameras on Earth & guns are illegal.

      Cameras haven’t stopped the knife crimes, they didn’t stop the riots of 2011. They didn’t stop the IRA Bishopsgate or 7/7 bombings by Al CIA Duh right in the heart of the square mile of the City of London. They won’t stop the resistance to the NWO long term.

      In Scotland excessive camera use in the cities hasn’t stopped the demands for independence.

      The Iraqi’s & Afghans haven’t accepted their conquest.

      Ultimately cameras are but yet another pys ops utterly wasting tax payers hard earned pennies. It’s the sheople’s response to the cameras, not the cameras themselves that are the real threat.

      If everyone ignores the damn things and goes about their business without adapting their behavior in anyway shape or form then they have zero impact on mass behavior. It’s just an attempt to induce fear, but we need to remember the story of the wizard of Oz.

      If the data centres are switched off then the cameras become obsolete.

      • Frank Thoughts

        I actually think the government lets a certain amount of violence take place as a steam valve for social pressure. It also keeps dirt bags and scum in criminal data bases and prevents them from getting mainstream jobs, mortgages etc. A sort of soft eugenics that guarantees parts of the population are going nowhere with their lives.

        Notice that the 2011 riots were contained to the crappiest areas and only affected plebs and the pleb-businesses. The rioters never went anywhere near posh neighbourhoods or the government (thus negating the theory it was an uprising against ‘the man’, rather than just looting and thuggery).

        What holds things back isn’t technology but human rights and the law. The government knows who the scumbags are, where they live, and has vast amounts of info on them. If they wanted, they could round them up and stuff them in an internment camp.

        In terms of tracking people, the technology is way beyond simple face recognition. It is currently possible to track via DNA and to do this with mass crowds (just use a quantum computer). What looks to the human eye as an overwhelming, amorphous herd of unidentifiable human beings, is to a high-capacity computer, just nodes that can be mapped and tracked in real time.

        Today, if you are poor, socially isolated, failing, stuck in a ghetto, homeless, that is not by accident, that is by design.

    31. VRF

      just the fact that they used our tax dollars to set all this camera shit up should be enough for us to revolt

      Im sick of the way they use us against ourselves

    32. Smokey

      So, now we’re so scared of our government we should wear a mask in public?

      Bullshit. Stand up on your two hind legs and be men, not mice.

    33. Ugly Truth

      And what happens when someone wearing this mask makes a purchase using a credit card, uses an ATM, makes a phone call (just a powered on cell phone will ping your location), walks through a dept. store scanner that scans their wallet and ID’s them? Drives thier car. It’s pointless. Sorry.

    34. Kevin2

      About three decades ago in my single years I could have used one of those masks for various lady friends in the morning after a night of drinking.

      Its funny how they looked ok at 2 AM but at noon not so.

    35. The Last of the Real

      Don’t get me wrong, I like the idea, but they can also track your body dimensions, walk, retinas, etc. Also, plan on carrying a burner phone that you bought while wearing the mask? What about all those license plate readers, or the camera in the streetlight by your house that sees you walk in and out your door? This solution, I fear, will only give us a false sense of security, and my unnecessarily flag some if us.

      • The Last of the Real

        *may. May unnecessarily flag us.

      • Frank Thoughts

        I agree: people forget that this technology has made enormous advances since 9/11. After the attack, the spigot was opened up for funding in recognition technologies and it was able to leap ahead several generations.

        The government keeps quiet about it because it would freak people out, but they can unleash formidable population control if they needed to.

        As an example, a neighbourhood of muslims in the UK was accidently revealed to be under super-intensive surveillance. It was leaked the whole place was peppered with hundreds, or maybe thousands, of micro cameras to watch everything. They claimed to take it down but I doubt it.

        The technology is such that you can just micro cam everything in site, upload in real time to quantum computers, match idents with body shape, gait, DNA emittance, odour, reconstruct faces under masks by using the bone structure shape, retina scan, sniff any mobile or other signals, put it on to the big screen and have it matched with a database within seconds.

        If a community of people is particularly annoying, then throw up an e-gate system in rings around the area to ensure they trigger alerts whenever they move out of the area (possibly straying into a rich area). Arrest a few until the message gets through you don’t leave the e-gate and e-moat.

        We are in the 22nd century on this technology but they won’t admit it or use the full powers unless there is mass civil unrest Kiev-style.

    36. Catsee

      Wasn’t this in the MI movies – the make your own masks software/hardware?

    37. Big Bear

      If these “anarchists” out there would take to smashing surveillance cameras instead of car windows, they would earn themselves some respect.

      Are you listening, Portland and Seattle?

    38. TheGuy

      They love this shit.

      If he didn’t do it, they woulda done it themselves.

      Keeps them employed, keeps them screaming “be afraid” at you.

    39. Alky

      I think an Obama mask would be awesome. Just think how it’ll screw up the secret service!

    40. Osamas Pajamas

      Government “has no reasonable expectation of privacy” — so we should shield our identities while recording and disseminating proof of government activities, including police operations.

    41. Pastor Russ

      An ID to use the internet! Instant that “Racist” requiring people to have a legitimate ID in order to vote and now they want to try this racist act on the web?

    42. TruthDetector

      Humans have employed facial scanners since there were humans.

      Female humans employ a cosmetic mask to fool the males’ scanning system.

    43. Roger Rabbit

      this is an excellent way to go about it. another (the writer does ask what other then plastic surgery lol) is to use stuff like movie makeup and such. You don’t need to make yourself look like a Frankenstein monster, just alter your nose to make it a little bigger, add a few more wrinkles, change your mouth or eyes a little, add scars, remove scars, grow a beard or mustache or something. Marlon Brando got his lower jaw so puffy looking in The Godfather by simply putting cotton balls in his mouth along the lower gums.

      Keep a kit of stuff on hand and change your appearance every couple of hours to really throw a mix in the bowl…

      • Anonymous

        It could actually be kind of fun, Rabbit– one day we ladies have eyeliners, black hair and high boots (disguise your height), the next day we have no makeup, gray hair, old woman-look– ha, ha!

        And you men could dress up like old bum one day and the young hood the next.

    44. Dell Maybery

      This tech is non-fnctional.

      How long do you think it will take TPTB to adapt to this ONE image being recognized by their pattern-matching algorithms? They will recognize this face and specifically send a harassment team to ID and perhaps arrest the privacy-craving citizen.

      The only way for this concept to work is to have … quite literally … thousands or tens of thousands of different masks available.

      • DutchUncle

        Not only that, after a while you will be sweating your “face off” behind a plastic mask. NON-functional is just the beginning, It is ILLEGAL in most states to walk around in public with a disguise, and a mask is a disguise. This Penal Code statement dates back to the 70s in case someone says that they JUST NOW wrote that into it.

    45. Bevin

      Everyone put on a Guy Fawkes mask.

    46. VA43rd

      In many states this is a moot point. Most states have the old Klan statutes on the books that outlaw the wearing of a mask in public. In Va, for example, wearing a mask, and not meeting the given exceptions is a Class 6 Felony.

      § 18.2-422. Prohibition of wearing of masks in certain places; exceptions.

      It shall be unlawful for any person over sixteen years of age while wearing any mask, hood or other device whereby a substantial portion of the face is hidden or covered so as to conceal the identity of the wearer, to be or appear in any public place, or upon any private property in this Commonwealth without first having obtained from the owner or tenant thereof consent to do so in writing. However, the provisions of this section shall not apply to persons (i) wearing traditional holiday costumes; (ii) engaged in professions, trades, employment or other activities and wearing protective masks which are deemed necessary for the physical safety of the wearer or other persons; (iii) engaged in any bona fide theatrical production or masquerade ball; or (iv) wearing a mask, hood or other device for bona fide medical reasons upon (a) the advice of a licensed physician or osteopath and carrying on his person an affidavit from the physician or osteopath specifying the medical necessity for wearing the device and the date on which the wearing of the device will no longer be necessary and providing a brief description of the device, or (b) the declaration of a disaster or state of emergency by the Governor in response to a public health emergency where the emergency declaration expressly waives this section, defines the mask appropriate for the emergency, and provides for the duration of the waiver. The violation of any provisions of this section shall constitute a Class 6 felony.

      § 18.2-10. Punishment for conviction of felony; penalty.

      (f) For Class 6 felonies,, a term of imprisonment of not less than one year nor more than five years, or in the discretion of the jury or the court trying the case without a jury, confinement in jail for not more than 12 months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.

      (Code 1950, §§ 18.1-364, 18.1-367; 1960, c. 358; 1975, cc. 14, 15; 1986, c. 19; 2010, cc. 262, 420.)

      You kind of need to research this stuff first guys.

    47. DutchUncle

      BEFORE you spend you hard earned money on this farce check your state’s penal code book. This item is ILLEGAL in MOST states, and if you want to be stopped every time you go out and want that kind of attention then go ahead. And these codes date back to the 60s and 70s, I say that for all the Alarmist on the blog that say. “oh they just now wrote that into the code book to help the Nazis”. Just stating the facts, not wanting an argument. just a heads up.

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