If you want to protect yourself against government spying, or you’re afraid you might be the target of a drone, there’s hope beyond the good-old tinfoil hat. Two artists have started selling high-tech privacy-protecting gear to fool drones and spies at the New Musem in New York City.
In the physical realm we can deliberately control which portions our bodies are exposed to the world by covering it with clothing. In the digital realm, we have much less control of what personal aspects we share with the services that connect us. In the digital realm we are naked and vulnerable.
URME represents artist-driven, anti-surveillance devices made for the public and dedicated to creating a safe space to explore our digital identities. You shouldn’t be tracked just because you want to walk outside and you shouldn’t have to hide either. Instead, use one of our products to present an alternative identity when in public.