Study to seek ways to for privacy from cameras

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Two Indiana University professors and a Dartmouth College sociology professor have been awarded a $1.2 million grant to try to improve the privacy of people captured by wearable cameras.

IU School of Informatics and Computing assistant professors Apu Kapadia and David Crandall and Dartmouth College sociology professor Denise Anthony received the National Science Foundation grant.

Kapadia says they will try to design image and context analysis tools that can help people manage privacy. The researchers say previous work has shown many people who use such cameras would respect the privacy of bystanders by blurring or blocking out faces if they had the technology to do so. At the same time, similar technologies available to the wearers of the camera also need to be developed to protect their privacy. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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