Monday, 29 March 2010

Removing Mosaic's (Part 1)

I had an interesting chat with a friend last week where I mentioned how I thought video mosaic's provided very little security and should't be relied upon to protect the identity of anyone or anything. It was the now famous untwirling case that led to the capture of a paedophile in Thailand that originally got me thinking about this. Anyway, after an hour of chatting I was convinced I could decode at least a subset of mosaic use-cases so I set off on my quest to learn OpenCV. Long story short: Don't use a mosaic to protect someones privacy.