Image: Julian Oliver

Image: Julian Oliver

Not a fan of Google Glass’s ability to turn ordinary humans into invisibly recording surveillance cyborgs? Now you can create your own “glasshole-free zone.”

Berlin artist Julian Oliver has written a simple program called Glasshole.sh that detects any Glass device attempting to connect to a Wi-Fi network based on a unique character string that he says he’s found in the MAC addresses of Google’s augmented reality headsets. Install Oliver’s program on a Raspberry Pi or Beaglebone mini-computer and plug it into a USB network antenna, and the gadget becomes a Google Glass detector, sniffing the local network for signs of Glass users. When it detects Glass, it uses the program Aircrack-NG to impersonate the network and send a “deauthorization” command, cutting the headset’s Wi-Fi connection. It can also emit a beep to signal the Glass-wearer’s presence to anyone nearby.

“To say ‘I don’t want to be filmed’ at a restaurant, at a party, or playing with your kids is perfectly OK. But how do you do that when you don’t even know if a device is recording?” Oliver tells WIRED. “This steps up the game. It’s taking a jammer-like approach.”

Oliver came up with the program after hearing that a fellow artist friend was disturbed by guests who showed up to his art exhibit wearing Glass. The device, after all, offered no way for the artist to know if the Glass-wearing visitors were photographing, recording, or even live-streaming his work.

Oliver’s program is still a mostly-unproven demonstration, though the 40-year-old New Zealand native has successfully tested it by booting Glass off his own studio’s network. More importantly, it shows how the uneasiness with Glass’ social implications could play out as the device hits the mainstream. Bars in San Francisco and Seattle have already banned Glass-wearers. In January, a Glass-headed movie-goer was suspected of piracy and questioned by Homeland Security agents after wearing the device in a theater. And the inventor of a Glass-like augmented reality setup claimed to have been violently thrown out of a Paris McDonald’s in 2012 based on the restaurant’s no-recording policy.

A program like Glasshole.sh could make those sorts of no-Glass policies more technically enforceable, though it may have to be adapted as Glass MAC addresses shift in future versions. And Oliver argues that a Glass-booting device is legal so long as the Glasshole.sh user is the owner of the network. He sees it as no different from cell phone jammers, which have been adopted in many schools, libraries, and government buildings.

Oliver warns, though, that the same Glass-ejecting technique could be used more aggressively: He plans to create another version of Glasshole.sh in the near future that’s designed to be a kind of roving Glass-disconnector, capable of knocking Glass off any network or even severing its link to the user’s phone. “That moves it from a territorial statement to ‘you can all go to hell.’ It’s a very different position, politically,” he says. For that version, Oliver says he plans to warn users that the program may be more legally ill-advised, and is only to be used “in extreme circumstances.”

REST OF IT

Views: 40

"Destroying the New World Order"

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE SITE!

mobile page

12160.info/m

12160 Administrators

 

TOP CONTENT THIS WEEK

Latest Activity

Raz Putin favorited Maria De Wind's photo
4 minutes ago
Raz Putin left a comment for Stephen Lint
"Salutations Stephen Lint and thanks for joining us here at 12160.info. Please let us know if you…"
6 minutes ago
Raz Putin left a comment for Frederick Gregory Meagher
"Greetings Frederick Gregory Meagher and welcome to our neighborhood here at 12160.info. Please…"
9 minutes ago
Raz Putin left a comment for Elma Cannon
"Hi Elma Cannon welcome to 12160.info. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding…"
16 minutes ago
Maas commented on Diana's photo
Thumbnail

Don't Be Fooled

"She's a Zionist as well"
17 minutes ago
Raz Putin left a comment for Terrence La Cava
"Hi Terrance thanks for joining us here at 12160.info Please let us know if you have any questions…"
17 minutes ago
Maria De Wind's photo was featured
20 minutes ago
James T. Kirk commented on James T. Kirk's video
Thumbnail

Kurds throw potatoes at US troops withdrawing from Syria

"LOL Raz Putin, don't you mean American Fries lol"
21 minutes ago
James T. Kirk commented on James T. Kirk's video
Thumbnail

The Atomwaffen, Red Flag Laws, and Creeping Tyranny

"Thank you for your comments James Roberts. I hope not, I spent my life training with one. I would…"
22 minutes ago
James T. Kirk commented on James T. Kirk's video
Thumbnail

What Really Happened: Mike Rivero Friday 10/18/19: Today's News Talk Show

"Thank you for your comments James Roberts, Always looking for a better broadcaster. I favorite was…"
24 minutes ago
James T. Kirk commented on James T. Kirk's video
Thumbnail

Tulsi Gabbard fires back at Hillary Clinton's Russian asset claim

"Thanks for the picture rlionhearted, I sure hope so. "
26 minutes ago
Chris of the family Masters posted a discussion

Nature's Neuroprotective Herbal Beverage with Hundreds of Side Benefits

This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2019…See More
34 minutes ago
Raz Putin commented on Sweettina2's blog post Confiscation BEGINS And Predictive Policing Is Used To CRACKDOWN On Americans (video)
"NWO brainwashed dogs training and preparing on the sleep walking public.  How far we have…"
42 minutes ago
Phyllis Maka posted a blog post

Whistleblower: Assange tortured so badly he may soon die

Fascist pigs in court having a glorious time torturing Assange to death, revelling in it...…See More
44 minutes ago
Raz Putin favorited Sweettina2's blog post Confiscation BEGINS And Predictive Policing Is Used To CRACKDOWN On Americans (video)
44 minutes ago
Raz Putin posted a video

The Zionist New World Order

Multistreaming with https://restream.io/ Know More News with Adam Green https://www.knowmorenews.org/ Subscribe to Red Ice Bitchute!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://www...
53 minutes ago

© 2019   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2019 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted