This post brought to you by 3M. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Chip Chick.
Ever since those teenage days of furiously typing POS—parent over shoulder—into AOL Instant Messenger chats, you’ve been concerned about unwanted snooping while you’re using your computer. Things haven’t changed here in adulthood—snoops are still out there, and while they might not be your parents anymore (well, maybe they’re still your parents), we’re no less inclined to let them know what we’re up to online.
You know the type—the people who glance over your shoulder at airports or cafes when you’re trying to get a little work done. Fortunately for us, prying eyes are going to be feasting on disappointment thanks to 3M and their new ePrivacy Filter Software. The software uses your webcam and a facial recognition program to make sure that you’re the only one who will be laying eyes on your computer’s screen.
Using the software, you’ll establish yourself as an authorized user with facial recognition using your computer’s webcam. As long as your face is turned toward your computer, you’ll be able to use it. But, if you need to step outside, or even just look away for a few moments, the screen will automatically be blurred, rendering all attempts at snooping ineffective. Simply return your gaze to your screen, and the software will recognize your face and clear the screen up again.
But, what about those over-the-shoulder peekers who don’t wait for you to leave the room to get their snoop on? The 3M ePrivacy Filter Software will give you a pop-up notification if someone else’s gaze has lingered a little too long on your screen, even giving you a picture of the would-be snooper.
When the software is paired with the 3M Privacy Filter, you get a potent physical security combo that can’t be matched. The 3M Privacy Filter is a physical barrier that goes over your screen, preventing anyone else from being able to see your computer screen at oblique angles. That way, you’re protected at all angles, at all times.
Best of all, you can Download a 30-day free trial of 3M™ ePrivacy Filter Software. All you’ll need is an approved webcam and a PC running Windows XP or later. That’s all it takes to thwart snoops&and curious parents—for good. Learn more about 3M™ ePrivacy Filter Software
Download software and enter your activation code (VX7J-3CVJ-AyW2-X4PQ) to start your 30-day trial.