Interested in protection from hackers? Consider how a hack could be visual, rather than electronic.
No, it’s not about hacking into people’s eyes but appropriating the meme that hackers are the bogeyman—even outside the cybersphere—to sell products designed to protect on-screen information from people who may be trying to sneak a peek in the workplace.
3M sells screen attachments to keep monitor-focused peeping Toms from seeing vital company information on co-workers’ screens.
After all, does that new contractor really need to see the company’s third-quarter financials, or the ultra-secret plans for the bathtub-cleaning drone being developed for release next year? Surely, they don’t need to check out your Amazon holiday wish list, or latest Facebook post.
Back in the day, there were cones of silence that ensured workplace visual privacy. They were called offices, where people worked before the advent of open floor plans and bench workstations. Today, though, many workers perform their jobs out in the open, in full view of colleagues and even visitors.
Given that open environment, workers may also want to consider protecting their smartphones to keep shoulder surfers at bay. KEM offers smartphone filters so that “nobody can see the contents when viewed from both left and right sides at 30 or higher degree viewing angle.”
No doubt those filters would be handy when riding elevators with nosy companions. Then again, companies might do equally well to invest in a little workplace etiquette training—both for workers with wandering eyes and those who can’t put their phones down long enough to ride an elevator.
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