Patent number: 10579807

Preventing image capture data leaks

Original Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

Field of technology: Computer Software

Patent granted on: Tue, 03 Mar 2020

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When a first device computer is placed in privacy aware mode, specific events are monitored for, and a program can instantaneously blur or mask data being displayed on a screen of a second device computer. Therefore, if a snapshot is triggered, contents of the snapshot are blurred or masked, such that the contents are not recognizable or readable by another user or by a receiver. The contents of the snapshot which are blurred or masked preferably include only confidential information.