Privacy is one of the more pressing concerns for any electronics user across the world. This is due to the fact that, over time it has become more and more easier for hackers to access your systems and steal the information that you keep on them.
There are several ways that hackers can use to accomplish this task, but the most common and the easiest way of getting a peek at your information is just that, getting a peek.
This didn’t use to be a problem with older computing devices, as their screen’s were already so inept that even the user wouldn’t be able to see anything if they turned the laptop just a few degrees to either sides.
However, over time, as the screens have gotten more advanced and capable, this accidental camouflage has become a thing of the past. So now, developers have to look for ways to replicate that black curtain of obscurity through technology.
One of these attempts was made by a Turkish mobile repairman, who recently developed his very own Smartphone Privacy Glasses. While being exceptionally useful in smartphones, these glasses still aren’t advanced enough to take on bigger screen formats, such as tablets and computers.
Thankfully, taking a cue from the above-mentioned natural screen camouflage of older electronics, HP has developed a new privacy feature that protects laptops as well.
Known as the HP Sure View, this security feature blacks out the contents of the screen as soon as you move more than 10 degrees away from the computer screen.
Since it is a smart feature, it can also be turned on and off at will, so that you won’t have to get stuck with it, like you would with other more permanent security solutions, such as a privacy filter.
To make sure that you get the best viewing experience with the filter activated, HP has developed this technology in partnership with 3M, who are already well known in the field of optics.
Together they want to make sure that you get the best, most secure work experience possible. Towards this goal, they have already integrated the privacy screen in the EliteBook 810 1040 laptops.
Once they get proper feedback regarding this system through initial customers, they will then expand this technology into other variants in the coming months. We just have to be patient until then.