In a day and age where privacy is the hardest thing to keep safe and mobile phones and computers are making it harder and harder, with these huge screens that we have as we walk through a store and check our bank account, look at our email, or even glance across Facebook we never once think “is someone behind us looking at what we are doing?”. As I get older and pay more attention to my privacy through things like my credit report, email monitoring, and password changes I notice more and more how much information I really am just laying out there for anyone to take.
3M has released a new way to protect some of this information on your mobile devices and screens. I have been using the black screen protector for about two weeks and I love it. This protector while on does not allow anyone that is not looking directly at the device to be able to see anything other than a black screen. For me staring right at the device everything looks crystal clear. When I first applied it I thought it might be a little overkill and do I really need such a thing? As time has progressed I have been asked at least three times what kind of screen protector I have? Now this normally is not a big deal…YES IT IS. That means they were looking at the screen of my phone. After thinking about this from this perspective I really saw the use out of this protector.
For people in the working field with customer info or even your own info I could see this being very useful as two-thirds of working professionals display sensitive info on their screens. (Thomson, Herbert H, PhD. “Visual Data Breach Risk Assessment Study.” 2010. People Consulting Services, commissioned by 3M.)