[AI] New software to ward off 'peeping Toms'

Renuka Warrier erenuka at gmail.com
Mon May 31 10:06:35 EDT 2010


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LONDON, May 31, 2010 
New software to ward off 'peeping Toms'

ANI 
PRIVACY ASSURED: A new software will turn off the monitor when more than one person looks at the screen.
The HinduPRIVACY ASSURED: A new software will turn off the monitor when more than one person looks at the screen. 

Frustrated with unwanted people looking at your computer screen? Inventors Martin Ek and Bo Larsson have developed software to alert you whenever there
is 'shoulder surfer' around.

The new system uses front-facing cameras usually found on netbooks and laptops, reports New Scientist.

It makes the screen of the computer go blank, whenever more than more than one face is in front of the device. However, selected friends can be permitted
to read your screen through facial recognition software.




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