Michio Hasai Michio Hasai is a social strategist and car guy. Find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Cyborg Unplug creates a “deadzone” for drones, cameras, and gadgets

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Technology has rapidly progressed over the past few years and consequently the debate about privacy has heated up. For example, those who preach wearable devices would find no fault with Google Glass, but privacy activists might point out how easy Google’s wearable device makes it to take someone’s picture or record video without their knowledge. Same goes for quadcopters or “drones” that are already causing headaches for many people. A new device will be available soon that will allow people to have a bit of fun with these gadgets.

Are you paranoid that strangers are using drones, security cameras, hidden microphones, or even Google Glass to spy on you? If so, you might be interested in a little device called Cyborg Unplug. Just stick it into a power outlet and watch as it sounds an alarm whenever such a surveillance device enters the vicinity of your home. Even better, you can lock those devices from connecting to your Wi-Fi network. If you’re really looking to make a statement, you can even show those “Glassholes” who’s boss by preventing all surveillance devices near your Cyborg Unplug from connecting to any Wi-Fi network. The device is really just a tiny router the size of an old Apple Airport Express that’s had its firmware customized to sniff out and block devices based on their MAC addresses. It’s created by Julian Oliver, an artist living in Berlin who originally came up with a bit of code called Glasshole.sh that was designed to kick Google Glass devices from your Wi-Fi network. Apparently the idea was such a hit that Olvier decided to make a complete consumer product based on the same premise.

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Michio Hasai Michio Hasai is a social strategist and car guy. Find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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