Chromebook computers will notify if someone is spying on the screen

Either the icon of an eye will be activated on the computer screen or the screen will dim when a person is looking over the user's shoulder

Future Chromebook computers will be able to alert the user when they detect that another person is spying on their screen, an anti-spying function made possible by a human presence sensor.

Google prepares the test of the protection function against espionage, which it will incorporate in Chrome as an experimental option (‘flag’), which the user can activate or deactivate as desired from the settings section, as shown in Chromium.

Specifically, it will alert when a person is detected spying on or looking over the user’s shoulder at the computer screen. This alert will be silent, either with an eye icon or by dimming the screen. You could also turn off notifications for conversations that the user is having privately.

Human presence sensor

This function would be complemented with a human presence sensor, on which the company has been working for a few months, as indicated in 9to5Google.

This sensor would be able to detect if a person has been placed in front of the computer screen, and would have the potential to lock or unlock the equipment through facial recognition.

Source: dpa

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