Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday September 24, 2013

Four Fonts to Foil Google’s All-Seeing Eye

Worried about being spied on by the "man" (Google)? Use these fonts to foil the Google Machine!

Optical character recognition, the same stuff that Google uses to scan the world’s books, can turn real, physical documents into more grist for the data mill with astonishing accuracy. Sang Mun, a designer who has previously worked with the NSA during his time in the Korean military, came up with a clever way to fight back: He made a typeface that’s unparsable to computers, but legible to human eyes.