Give your smart devices the silent treatment with this hard(wear) kit

A low to hi-tech civic privacy kit for your Alexa, Google Home, and Siri (credit: Rubez Chong)

“Go Ahead, I’m Listening…” — Siri

From Street to Home Surveillance

CCTVs outside a train station in Singapore (credit: Rubez Chong)

Outsmarting Our Smart Devices

Recording from a live demo: Obfuscating human speech with ultrasonic frequencies. Clip 1: Human speech, Clip 2: Ultrasonic frequencies blasting into microphone.
Snippets from prototype 1: A privacy phonecase
“Camp sees everything in quotation marks” — Susan Sontag. Low to hi-tech ultrasonic jammers in a camp aesthetic for Alexa and Siri (credit: Rubez Chong)
“Camp sees everything in quotation marks” — Susan Sontag. Low to hi-tech ultrasonic jammers in a camp aesthetic for Alexa and Siri (credit: Rubez Chong)

Civic technologist // UX designer @ MIT Media Lab. Studying audio-surveillance & “smart” technologies — looking @ u: @Alexa @Siri. https://rubezchong.com/