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An Apple Inc. (AAPL) Security and Privacy Patent – Curious Timing

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When it comes to security and privacy, there is no denying the fact that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is aware of just how important this is. This may not always appear to be the case, just the same with other tech companies, but you can be rest assured that Cupertino is always looking for ways to improve in this area of its business.

Steve JobsDon’t believe this to be true? In this case, maybe a recently filed patent by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will change your way of thinking.

Here is the title of the patent: Obscuring Graphical Output on Remote Displays

This type of technology could be used on a variety of Apple devices, most notably the iPhone and iPad.

For a better understanding of what this Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) technology would bring to the table, let’s review the abstract of the patent:

“The disclosed embodiments provide a system that facilitates interaction between an electronic device and a remote display. The system includes a first application and an encoding apparatus on the electronic device, and a second application and a decoding apparatus on the remote display. The first application obtains graphical output for a display of the electronic device and a set of filtering parameters associated with the graphical output. Next, the encoding apparatus encodes the graphical output, and the first application transmits the graphical output and the filtering parameters to the remote display. Upon receiving the graphical output and the filtering parameters at the remote display, the decoding apparatus decodes the graphical output. The second application then uses the graphical output to drive the remote display and the filtering parameters to obscure a subset of the graphical output on the remote display.”

All in all, as you can see, the technology would go a long way in improving security and privacy through a system that the user would never actually see. In other words, this is a patent that could improve security without calling for an user input.

Here is what the technology claims:

“A computer-implemented method for driving a remote display, comprising: obtaining graphical output for a display of an electronic device; obtaining a set of filtering parameters associated with the graphical output; and transmitting the graphical output and the filtering parameters to the remote display, wherein the filtering parameters are used by the remote display to obscure a subset of the graphical output on the remote display.”

This may sound confusing, but there is no reason to worry. If this Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) technology makes its way to a device in the near future, you won’t have to worry a about figuring anything out. All the hard work will be done for you.

For an image of how the technology may work, check out the following page:

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