With an increased number of employees working from home in spaces they may not have anticipated being their new office, what’s a person to do to ensure some privacy so they can focus and get their work done uninterrupted?
These days, video cameras are so small that they can be hidden inside just about anything, from a soda can, to a wall clocks, to the spine of a book. Seriously, there are tons of devices on the market which let you hide a camera where it’s unlikely to be detected.
Hushme is a mask that looks like the one Bane wore in The Dark Knight Rises. It also looks like something they would slap on a serial killer so he doesn’t bite you. However, it’s actually used to silence the wearer’s voice for phone privacy in public areas.
Google Chrome’s incognito mode is essentially a way for you to hide your porn searches from whoever uses your PC along with you. We all know this. Sure, incognito mode might be used for other things like shopping for gifts or whatever, but we all know the main reason for its existence is surfing for porn.
You and I may not be superstars, but you may still be interested in Anti-Paparazzi, since it will protect your anonymity and privacy. The concept clothing line would use highly reflective thread to reflect light from cameras and obscure your features by overexposing the image.
Social media has made it easier for people to – for lack of a better word – spy on other people. Wondering where your ex went last night? Curious about your crush’s current whereabouts? Just go to their profile and check out the pics that they’re tagged in, which most likely has their location tagged, too.
Last year we checked out Caleb Kraft’s self-destructing hard drive and laptop. If you’re looking for a professional (and non-flammable) equivalent, check out SecureDrives’ Authothysis series. These 128GB solid state drives can self-destruct based on a variety of parameters.
A few years ago we featured a hack that lets you keep the contents of your LCD monitor to yourself. The hack involves taking out one of the polarizers in the display and installing them into a pair of glasses.
Created by NYU associate professor David Darts, the PirateBox is a DIY system that lets you share files and talk to others in your vicinity by setting up a local wireless network. After starting the project in 2011, Darts and company recently launched version 1.0 of PirateBox and its new official website.
The Urban Armor Dress designed by Kathleen McDermott will protect your personal space if people get too close. It has two proximity detectors that make the dress expand outward like an umbrella if somebody is standing too close.
Facebook is a powerful tool when it comes to connecting with people that you’ve met, as well as being arguably the most important social networking site on the planet. This can be both good and bad, and while I’m not sure if I want to share my location at all times on my timeline, I’m sure that it could be useful in some cases.
Many people are worried about the government being able to monitor whatever they are up to. Now, there is a new kind of system that will be able to surveil America’s cities from above – with incredible precision.
Modern stealth action video games like the Metal Gear Solid series and the new Deus Ex often have a radar feature that lets you see enemies and cameras, among other things. New media artist Sander Veenhof made a similar app for Google Glass.
When posting online, how much personal information is too much? A lot of people post statuses, pictures, and videos on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram that often reveal more than they intend to.
For example, someone could simply be posting a selfie shot in their garden, but other people (like would-be stalkers, for example) might be able to identify where they live from that photo alone.