Picture yourself in your kitchen on the third floor of an apartment building, when suddenly a drone flies by, with a GoPro camera capturing footage of the neighborhood. You run to shut your curtains, but the camera has passed, and snapped a photo of your open window in the process.
This is the kind of surveillance technology that frightens many people. While drones are great for filming volcanoes or snow storms, maintaining our privacy in a world increasingly full of them is a very real concern.
Enter Cyborg Unplug. The Berlin-based startup created a device to ensure no unwanted wireless surveillance captures data from anywhere it’s not supposed to be.
The Cyborg Unplug connects to your wireless network and plugs into an outlet in your home or business. It scans wireless signals coming from different devices, and if it detects a signal from a device you haven’t authorized on your network, it shuts down the video, audio, or other information the device is capturing.
Samim Winiger of Cyborg Unplug explained that there are two different types of defenses, Territory mode and All Out mode. With Territory mode, the device connects directly to your own network and will boot off any devices you don’t approve of. This mode is best for both your home network and open networks at places like schools or businesses.
All Out mode, which Winiger demonstrated in a YouTube video, disables any wireless surveillance technologies in the Cyborg Unplug’s range on any network—and it might not be legal in all areas. It turns off wireless surveillance in both modes by sending deauthentication packets to the unwanted device….
Read Full Story: DailyDot.com
Phoenix is the Co-Founder of DontComply.com, ComeAndTakeItAmerica.com, and host of the Don't Comply Radio Show.
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