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        Tracey Capen
        AskWoody MVP

        BEST UTILITIES By Deanna McElveen Here’s a little experiment that’s both interesting and terrifying. Google “facebook facial recognition” or simply “f
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        geek
        AskWoody Plus

        When I tried to run Fawkes-0.3.exe, I got a popup “Failed to execute script app_qt”  (Win10 Home v1909) What am I missing?

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        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

        dunno, Python script which isn’t playing well?
        You might want to visit the authors site.
        https://sandlab.cs.uchicago.edu/fawkes/

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        Ascaris
        AskWoody_MVP

        The only way my face is ever going to end up on Facebook or any other social media is if someone else posts it, and I won’t have the ability to use any utility like this then. It has not, to my knowledge, ever happened, as I would not let knowingly anyone who uses that stuff photograph me. It seems to me that as facial recognition gets better, the ability to disrupt it without severely distorting the image will get worse.

        This software will, of course, not help with the facial recognition setups from by government authorities or businesses, from their own real-time cameras, and these aren’t as avoidable as  Facebook’s facial recognition efforts.

        Group "L" (KDE Neon Linux 5.20.2 User Edition, Ubuntu 20.04 base).

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