Privacy is back

dazzle-googlesThree years ago, in Anti‑surveillance chic from Japan (2013-01-29)
we covered these Invisibility Glasses″ of Professor Isao Echizen at Tokyo’s National Institute of Informatics. Well, the professor is back with better haircut and mega-funding from Nissey Corp.

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For a mere ¥36,000 or about $331 USD, you can buy the new Privacy Visor″ Nissey Corp., Gort_Firing and you too can defeat the forces of evil with style with your own Gort Visor (Wiki).

 
Learn more about the new visor from the Nissey’s Press Release.

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Our previous reports on Japanese digital masking trends include:
   • Facial recognition for masked Japanese (3Yen / 2006-01-14)
   • Digital makeup, Japanese (3Yen / 2011-04-18)

 

 



 

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4 thoughts on “Privacy is back”

  1. This Japanese explanation is much better.

    This sheet-like pantyliner can be put anywhere on glasses to function as a Privacy Visor. Of course a normal camera application cannot perform facial detection.

  2. From the Nissay’s press release…

    Increasing the number of smartphone users and advances in facial recognition technology, invasion of privacy has become a big issue today which is caused by photographs which are taken secretly and captured intentionally.
    We developed “Privacy Visor” without power supply, which uses light absorption and reflection materials.
    We established the technology to protect photographed subjects wearing it.

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