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Smarter mask filter when sharing photos or screen captures to Internet Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247597D
Publication Date: 2016-Sep-19
Document File: 4 page(s) / 89K

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Nowadays people like to share the photos or screen captures through the social networking service during daily life, however, sometimes the people might share the sensitive or private data with images by accident that they don't want to share. This disclosure provides the method to automatic detect the data and prevent the sensitive data to be exposed via social networking.

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Smarter mask filter when sharing photos or screen captures to Internet

Through on-line social networking service. people like to take the photos or screen captures to share with friends or family onInternet while using mobile phone or other handheld Device. However, sometimes people might share the screen captures or photos with sensitive data, but they are not aware that their sensitive data are already exposed under insecurity environment. For example, when people get the drive license by passing the test or get the passport, they are exciting to share the photo of drive license or passport directly on Internet, but their personal sensitive data, suchas personal id, first name, last name or birth date information are also exposed to Internet inattentively.

Or when people share the screen capture of a chat session, he/she may need to mask the user name.

The idea is to prevent the sensitive data from sharing to others via social network/screen sharing/Instant massager. Also, it can also help the government to detect the prohibited words in the shared image.

Core idea/claims:
1. When doing screen capture on a mobile phone, system stores the text on the screen to the metadata of the screen capture image file.

2. Mobile system stores the DRM (Digital Rights Management) to the image file; DRM defines the target APP that can use the image and the times it can be shared.

3. When uploading images, the mobile apps' server check the DRM, the mobile Apps' server will also extract the metadata, then it will detect if there's sensitive data by mapping the text with the pre-defined sensitive data. If there is no metadata, the text on the image by OCR (Optical character recognition) technique,
4. After finding the sensitive data, the system will add a layer on the image protect the data.

1. Avoid sensitive leaking while sharing images/screens
2. Avoid prohibited words sending out via images


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Procedure and implementation:

User customizes which info or category he/she wants to share to the internet by pre-configuring filter system;


When user take screen shot or phone with mobile phone, the disclosed mobile service will extract the text on the screen to the metadata of the image file


through Optical Character Reader (OCR)if necessary, and using Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology to let metadata information un-modifiable to improve the security of information ;

When the user prepare to share screen capture or phones to Internet, once the submit button is clicked, the pre-configured filter settings and the


metadata info of the selected images will be sent to the sensitive information processing server;

The server will analyze the metadata information and check if there are any semantics conveyed by the characters belonging...