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Coolest Patent Ever Granted

Sensor Privacy Mode, Granted the Day After the Eclipse

Today the United States Patent Office granted one of the coolest patents ever: Sensor Privacy Mode, on which I am the first inventor. It is a relatively simple yet powerful technique to put the control of privacy back into the hands of the users. Basically, it prevents your own phone, computer, mobile device or anything with a sensor from spying on you on behalf of someone else. And it does this in a way that is undetectable to the party attempting to spy.

Link to patent is here.

Do you know how to determine if a patent is of high value? One way is that you find there is a huge high-level corporate fight by people trying to get named on the patent as an inventor because the idea is so powerful. Yes, that happened with this patent.

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