To consider our online presence and its surveillance by governments and corporations.

I find it interesting that many people worry about online privacy, but still everyone uploads their pictures on Facebook without thought. I wanted to find a solution for this paradox. This led me to facial recognition software, and ways to camouflage the face.

I made a proposal for an app, Camouface, which lets you edit your pictures so that facial recognition algorithms can no longer recognise them. The app will let you add shapes to your image until it can no longer recognise a face in the picture. Only then are you able to save or share your image.









Nikki Ritmeijer