#Face Dazzler for Web Face Dazzler for Web is a solo student project I conceived and built using Node, Express, jQuery and the trackingjs facial detection library.
The app allows users to play with facial detection technology in real time. Included are tips and examples of how to thwart facial detection algorithms – in real life and online – including stylized overlays to drag-and-drop which will "break" the algorithm's ability to find a face. The app also allows users to upload a photo locally and immediately see whether a face is detected.
The concept for this app draws heavily from the work of others in the data privacy community, particularly Adam Harvey's CV Dazzle (https://cvdazzle.com/). I am particularly proud of this project because it helps demystify the technology and in a small way puts a degree of power and choice back into people's hands.
The app is deployed on Heroku (https://face-dazzler.herokuapp.com).