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HP develops anti-snooping laptops for privacy

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 26, 2016, 1:32 pm IST
Updated Aug 26, 2016, 1:32 pm IST
The laptops can ensure privacy even when used in public spaces.
The Sure View option is being offered on the HP EliteBook 1040 and the EliteBook 840.
 The Sure View option is being offered on the HP EliteBook 1040 and the EliteBook 840.

Computer firm, Hewlett-Packard have instilled a special technology named ‘Sure View’ in two new laptops that are set to debut soon.

This technology features an optional privacy mode, which darkens the picture by ‘up to 95%’ when observed from wide angles.

 

How it works?

You can enable the privacy mode by simply pressing the F2 key. HP claims its ‘Sure View’ technology is the world’s first ‘integrated’ privacy screen. This technology is a ‘necessity’ as ‘visual hacking’ is becoming an increasing phenomenon among laptops and smartphones.

However, there are many analysts who claim that companies have already manufactured similar technologies previously. For example, the attachable glue-on screen filters that pretty much provide the same effect.

 

"Angled screen view protectors are nothing new, they have been around 30 years,” said Chris Green, a technology analyst for communications agency, Lewis.

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