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Jumbled Up, No Detection Font Prevents Infringement of Privacy
By Thia Shi Min, 24 Jun 2013
Fed up with the NSA’s infringement of privacy, an internet user by the name of Sang Mun has developed a font which cannot be read by computers.
Called ‘ZXX’, which is used by the Library of Congress to state that a document has “no linguistic content”, the font is garbled up in such a way that computers with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) will not be able to recognize it.
Available in four “disguises”, this font uses camouflage techniques to trick the computers of governments and corporations into thinking that no useful information can be collated from people, while remaining readable to the human eye.
The font developer urges users to fight against this infringement of privacy, and has made this font free for all users on his website.
Scroll down to watch a video to see how this font works.
[via Sang Mun]
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