JAPAN INVENTS PRIVACY PROTECTING GLASSES

Japan Invents Privacy Protecting Glasses
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JAPAN INVENTS PRIVACY PROTECTING GLASSES



20 Thursday 20th June 2013

It’s no secret that CCTV is pretty much everywhere, watching our every move and apparently keeping us out of trouble. And where there is no CCTV, there will be a lurker with a smart phone Instagramming the shit out of us.

With this in mind, Japan’s National Institute of Informatics has designed some privacy-protecting glasses, which block facial recognition algorithms used by most cameras through specially placed LED lights.

They look fucking stupid, and I do wonder who would bother wearing them. Surely someone who is that concerned about their privacy must have something to hide?

The glasses may block your face from CCTV as you loot your local Tesco, but casually looking like a kid who got distracted by Tipex and white tac during a chemistry lesson is probably going to grab the attention and suspicion of everybody else around.

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