From now on, you will be observed. Does it sound great or creepy for you? Look carefully at the stranger at the other end of the hall. Although it looks like he is chatting on his smartphone, he is actually using a special app to take pictures of you. That is just the beginning. At a meeting that morning on Tuesday, when you were joking about the new boss, your colleague’s smartphone was quietly placed on the table, recording every sentence you said. Later that evening, when you flirt with the waitress in the restaurant but innocent jokes, someone recorded the entire interactive video.
At first glance, it seems that you can do nothing to prevent this from happening again and again. Millions of smartphones worldwide mean that millions of activity recording devices can capture every word or action at any time. After making these recordings, it is not important to put pictures, videos or audios on the Internet and share them with everyone. Maybe there is a way to prevent all of them? Let’s see. Maybe there are smart enough people to create invisible cloaks like in fantasy movies, or the company uses the clues in James Bond movies and develops high-tech anti-monitors that allow us to walk around in public places without worrying about possible privacy issues no need to worry.
In fact, this may be a company that we already know well, especially because I am already talking about a certain technology. For example, at the end of last year, Apple applied for a patent for a new technology that can be used to easily deactivate the iPhone’s camera by pointing at the camera’s infrared sensor. It was developed to prevent movie piracy. However, even ordinary people can use this device in advance. Todd Morris, founder and CEO of the surveillance and anti-surveillance company BrickHouse Security, said that some early technologies already exist to protect people from intentional recording. For example, every woman can use a wireless camera detector in the dressing room to find out if a hidden camera is installed on their clothes. Yes, this does happen a lot.
However, since the changing rooms or business offices are completely different from crowded public places, there are some restrictions. For example, if you use this Apple device to disable the camera, it will definitely trouble many people if they just want to imagine some attractions or take photos to commemorate friends. This also applies to portable jammer, but varies by location (for example, a cinema must have such jammer equipment so that the visitor’s experience is not disturbed and becomes better).
Todd Morris said: “Although you have no fake beards and no stockings, there is no one in a large group of people who can prevent them from being portrayed in secret.” “In these cases, we just need to use A server with an algorithm can use our technology to counter the technology at the server level.” Please do not post this photo of me on the Internet. “”If these companies can tag someone on the Internet by simply recognizing their voice or even their faces, they should be able to delete them in the same way. However, if everyone starts using these Google glasses and other augmented reality glasses, we will face a new type of surveillance because they are likely to record everything they see.
Tony Fadell, founder and CEO of Nest Labs (the company that manufactures smart thermostats), said that the camouflage device will definitely be used by ordinary people to protect their privacy. His so-called audio cape will be a high-tech hat that can emit a flat sound from above and prevent anyone from recording your chat history. However, disguising images is a much more difficult task, he added. Among other possible anti-recording techniques, there is a necklace that emits infrared light and simply blurs all the photos taken in your direction, or it is a radar-like watch that is active every time the recorder near you is active Will vibrate.
George Cole, a law professor at Georgetown University, said: “Most surveillance activities are organized by governments that want to reduce the proportion of criminal activity in the country by monitoring all of us at the same time.” They specialize in security and constitutional matters. Cole said: “The government sees opportunities in the near future because it enables it to detect many criminal acts and to conduct misbehavior faster and more effectively.” However, companies like Jammer Welt Inc. will Continue to develop technology to help citizens protect themselves from their government and prevent the authorities from recording all your actions and remarks.
Cole added: “If you remember the speed guns installed on the country’s highways, then detectors will be developed so that you can install them in vehicles and use these radars to detect patrol personnel.” Although still The use of these jammers is illegal in many states. Therefore, other similar technologies are very popular, and new technologies are also very popular. Mr. Cole said: “I think that the biggest problem in today’s era may be how to maintain the right to data protection that belongs to a democratic system in the face of technological progress?” I think that if the government cannot handle this problem correctly, people will use similar technologies to protect your privacy Because it should be protected. If you are one of them, you can also protect yourself from the smartphone world.