Chromebooks with privacy screens could be coming soon

Chromebooks with privacy screens could be coming soon

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Chromebooks are great alternatives for thin-and-light Windows laptops for people who just wish to browse the internet and get some work done on the go. The devices run Chrome OS, Google’s Linux-based operating system which features support for Android apps. There are a variety of different Chromebooks available in the market right now, starting at entry-level notebooks from manufacturers like ASUS, to high-end ones from Google itself. They offer a wide range of features, like touch screen support, stylus-input, 360-degree hinges and much more. Now it seems like Google is pushing to add a new privacy feature on upcoming Chromebooks.

As per a recent code change request on the Chromium Gerrit, Google is working to add Electronic Privacy Screen support to Chromebooks. The request states that some “upcoming Chromebooks will have an electronic privacy screen which can be toggled on or off via a hotkey.” The privacy screen is expected to work something like the one found on the HP Spectre X360 or the recently announced Elite Dragonfly G2. The screen will allow users to flip a switch and prevent others from snooping in on their sensitive data while working in public areas. As of now, it isn’t clear whether the feature will be triggered by a dedicated key or a keyboard shortcut. There’s no further information from Google regarding this matter.


Source: Chromium Gerrit

Via: Chrome Story