Have you ever found yourself in that situation ; you’re busy finishing up your work on your laptop while in a public place. It could be a restaurant, a cafe, or sited on your seat in a bus or an airplane.
Then there is that nosy person sited behind you or beside you, and they keep eyeballing your screen as if you had invited them over to your computer. This invasion of privacy can sometimes be very critical if the information on your screen is not something you would want just any eyes to be privy to. You either confront the person with a bad eye letting them know, you know they are staring at your information, or just close your laptop and wait until you have more privacy to use your laptop.
This invasion of privacy in public places is something most laptop and tablet users experience when they are out in public. HP and 3M have partnered to build an integrated built-in privacy screens into some laptops that user scan turn on and off at the push of a button. HP said that the privacy screen should be in some of the HP laptops by 2016.
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Until then, users scan install a plastic sheet over their laptop screen that narrows down the field of view to just the person directly in front of the screen. Other people on the side of the laptop will only see a black screen when trying to view your screen.
If and when HP and 3M’s integrated privacy screen comes to the market, keeping prying eyes away from your computer will be at the one key stroke away. You can comfortably go to your favorite local cafe and without fear of privacy invasion work and the people around you will not be able to eyeball your work.