By the way just blurring faces from demonstrations or actions might not be enough.


Face Depixelizer

Given a low-resolution input image, model generates high-resolution images that are perceptually realistic and downscale correctly.


P.S. Colab is based on the


It looks like this takes a generic picture of a person of that perceived binary gender and alters the facial features until the same blurred result is achieved.

So this is not actual reconstruction, but it might be good enough.

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@missqarnstein accuracy is rarely a requirement when cops and courts need tools to create "evidence"

See also, polygraph

@Soft_Missy @missqarnstein ah, the ones trained to go off on a cop's hand signal and used to create cause for search on demand

@missqarnstein kinda feel like poc might be safe from this white guy's biased algorithm, idk

cw: eye contact

@missqarnstein In that case, you'd need max blurring. Meaning blurring the face until it's a single colour, or maybe simply putting a black box or something opaque over the face.

@enbyss @missqarnstein just use a black rectangle

Signal recently added a "privacy filter" that is just a shit blur

@uint8_t @enbyss @missqarnstein this, solid colours are the only way to be sure you've hidden enough entropy - by hiding all of it

@missqarnstein This is not reconstructing the original face, just showing one possible face that could get downsized to the low-rez picture. If you run the software twice with the same input you'll get two different results. Nothing to fear here.

@rysiek @jwildeboer nice! I'm actually happy racial bias will not support the police against marginalized folks.

@missqarnstein people shared their attempts and it doesn't look like it's working really well lol

@missqarnstein perceptually realistic does not mean at all accurate to the original. black out sensitive info anyway

@missqarnstein also DO NOT USE GAUSSIAN BLUR. gaussian blur is straight up perfectly reversible if the compression is kind enough to it and the attacker can guess the parameters (like if you load up a blur filter in your favorite editor and leave the intensity at default)

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