HP Sure View: Protect Your Privacy

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Do you often find yourself looking over your shoulder to see if someone is watching you as you work on your laptop? Perhaps while you are working on confidential documents at work or when you are browsing through something while you are travelling by public transport. This constant worrying about your privacy is a headache and one you no longer need to be encumbered by.

HP recently launched its Sure View screen, an inbuilt privacy screen that is now available with its new notebooks. HP has developed the Sure View technology in a collaboration with the company 3M, which has been providing separate privacy protectors for a while now.

The technology can be activated easily enough by simply pressing the function key and the F2 button to turn it on. When you wish to share what is on your screen with someone else, you can simply turn the feature off. When you activate the feature, it will turn on a special filter and backlight on the screen. This will immediately reduce the visible light up 95% and make your screen appear completely blank from an angle.

HP has taken this step towards privacy protection in order for their users to be able to be more confidant while they are working in a public place and not have to constantly fear that the information on their screen is being viewed by people around them.

Visual hacking, which is simply a term for someone viewing your screen and often your confidential information slyly, has become a problem that more and more people are now prone to. This is because a majority of people tend to take their work with them when they leave these office. This puts a company’s confidential data at a risk of exposure.

By building the technology directly into their laptops, HP hopes to help companies act in accordance with their regulatory requirements a lot more easily. This is even more important for business in the public sector, finance sector and health care.

The privacy protector is available on HP’s two new laptops, the HP EliteBook 840 and the HP EliteBook 1040. However customers will probably have to pay an additional Rs. 6000 to add the HP Sure View privacy protector to their laptop.

 


by techtalks @TechTalks October 10, 2016 5:43 AM UTC

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