Hi Guys,

Here is a really good reason to upgrade to Android 14 🙂

In a bid to bolster user privacy, the upcoming Android 14 release includes new security features that protect against “shoulder surfing.” This term refers to the act of spying on someone’s screen to gather sensitive information without their consent. To provide this added layer of security, Android 14 will use a combination of camera-based gaze detection and AI-powered content obfuscation. Here’s a breakdown of how these features work and how to enable them:

Camera-based Gaze Detection

This feature utilizes the front-facing camera of a smartphone to detect when someone is looking at the screen from an angle. If the system suspects that an unauthorized person is trying to shoulder surf, it sends a notification to the device owner.

To enable this feature:

  • Open the “Settings” app on your Android device.
  • Scroll down and tap on “Privacy.”
  • Find the “Gaze Detection” option and toggle it on.

AI-Powered Content Obfuscation

This innovative solution uses artificial intelligence to determine which on-screen content is sensitive and should be protected from shoulder surfers. When someone is detected trying to view the screen, the AI automatically blurs or hides sensitive information, making it difficult for the unauthorized person to gather any valuable data.

To activate this feature:

  • Go to the “Settings” app on your Android device.
  • Locate and tap on “Privacy.”
  • Search for the “Content Obfuscation” option and turn it on.

These security features are expected to be available on devices running Android 14 or later. As privacy concerns continue to grow, such enhancements are crucial in ensuring that users feel secure when using their smartphones in public spaces. To take advantage of these features, enable them in the privacy settings of your Android devices once the update becomes available. If you need any assistance or have questions about these features, please feel free to contact our privacy care team through the Incognito app, and we will be happy to help.

All the best,