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Author Topic: Facemasks. Change to attitudes (passengers and staff) on public transport?  (Read 3968 times)
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« Reply #60 on: June 19, 2020, 11:42:33 am »

75% of bus passengers wearing facemasks in Manchester but only 50% in 'the West of England'. Interesting variation. Perhaps people are more likely to comply in urban areas, which is pretty much all of Grtr Manchester, compared to WoE?
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/first-bus-stagecoach-respond-only-4241753
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« Reply #61 on: June 19, 2020, 12:06:48 pm »

I had a passenger Earlier  wearing a hat and covering. All I could see was his eyes, This must increase security risk as we can’t identify anyone! I wonder if criminals will use face coverings to their advantage (not necessarily on public transport but anywhere)
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« Reply #62 on: June 19, 2020, 01:05:36 pm »

I suspect most of the idiots rioting recently would have worn one anyway, but I guess it does give them an alibi, as well as a reason to wear it to and from the scene of the crime without looking suspicions.
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« Reply #63 on: June 19, 2020, 02:33:17 pm »

It possibly saves them being identified (or misidentified) by the Met's image recognition software. Did I see 96% error rate quoted somewhere?
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« Reply #64 on: June 19, 2020, 05:58:20 pm »

It possibly saves them being identified (or misidentified) by the Met's image recognition software. Did I see 96% error rate quoted somewhere?

Face masks do not necessarily prevent identification.  This story https://www.theregister.com/2020/06/17/facile_recognition_feds/  describes how the FBI identified a rioter from a tattoo in one picture, a T shirt in another and comments on the T shirt left on a review.
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« Reply #65 on: June 19, 2020, 07:31:42 pm »

More advanced facial recognition relies on bone structure and is not affected by masks, glasses and so on, but so far it require you to stand still at close range. Suitable for border and building control but not for identifying rioters, or even bus passengers.
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