Google has developed technology that allows smartphones to determine how many people look at the screen of the gadget. Thus, it is possible to protect your smartphone from unwanted spying, reports Quartz.
YouTube has a video showing how interrupts smartphone app for messaging Google to issue a warning that the screen looks outside. The direction of gaze of a stranger will show the rainbow cursor.
Technology, which received the working title “e-screen protector”, works by using the front camera of the phone.
It is reported that the system works under varying light conditions and can recognize the look of a man 2 milliseconds.
This is not the first invention of Google that is associated with the detection of sight. The company in 2003 received a patent for tracking eye cursor of a computer mouse, as well as ad tracking.
According to the newspaper, the technology will be officially unveiled next week at a conference in California dedicated to neural networks. In Google from official comments have refrained.
As earlier reported, Google has admitted that Android smartphones are able to collect information about users even when turned off location services and if there is no phone SIM card.