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1. WO2018148084 - SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PREVENT SURVEILLANCE AND PRESERVE PRIVACY IN VIRTUAL REALITY

Publication Number WO/2018/148084
Publication Date 16.08.2018
International Application No. PCT/US2018/016308
International Filing Date 31.01.2018
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 07.12.2018
IPC
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G06F 3/01 2006.1
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
G06F 3/048 2013.1
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
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3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
048Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces
G06F 3/0481 2013.1
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
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3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
048Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces
0481based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
G06N 3/00 2006.1
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
NCOMPUTER SYSTEMS BASED ON SPECIFIC COMPUTATIONAL MODELS
3Computer systems based on biological models
H04L 29/06 2006.1
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04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
29Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/-H04L27/136
02Communication control; Communication processing
06characterised by a protocol
CPC
G06F 21/6245
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
21Security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity
60Protecting data
62Protecting access to data via a platform, e.g. using keys or access control rules
6218to a system of files or objects, e.g. local or distributed file system or database
6245Protecting personal data, e.g. for financial or medical purposes
G06F 3/04815
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
048Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI]
0481based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
04815Interaction with three-dimensional environments, e.g. control of viewpoint to navigate in the environment
H04L 63/0407
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
63Network architectures or network communication protocols for network security
04for providing a confidential data exchange among entities communicating through data packet networks
0407wherein the identity of one or more communicating identities is hidden
H04L 63/0421
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
63Network architectures or network communication protocols for network security
04for providing a confidential data exchange among entities communicating through data packet networks
0407wherein the identity of one or more communicating identities is hidden
0421Anonymous communication, i.e. the party's identifiers are hidden from the other party or parties, e.g. using an anonymizer
H04W 12/02
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
12Security arrangements; Authentication; Protecting privacy or anonymity
02Protecting privacy or anonymity, e.g. protecting personally identifiable information [PII]
H04W 12/033
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
12Security arrangements; Authentication; Protecting privacy or anonymity
03Protecting confidentiality, e.g. by encryption
033of the user plane, e.g. user's traffic
Applicants
  • IOT HOLDINGS, INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • FALCHUK, Benjamin
  • LOEB, Shoshana
  • NEFF, Ralph
Agents
  • IRVINE, Robert J., III
  • STECK, Jeffrey Alan
  • STECK, Jeffrey Alan
Priority Data
62/455,97107.02.2017US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PREVENT SURVEILLANCE AND PRESERVE PRIVACY IN VIRTUAL REALITY
(FR) SYSTÈME ET PROCÉDÉ POUR EMPÊCHER LA SURVEILLANCE ET PRÉSERVER LA CONFIDENTIALITÉ DANS LA RÉALITÉ VIRTUELLE
Abstract
(EN) Preserving user privacy and preventing surveillance on behalf of users of a virtual reality world. One or more plans are available when a privacy or surveillance risk to a user is detected. In one plan, configurable scripts execute on behalf of the user to create a confusing array of clone avatars that obfuscate the real user avatar behavior. A malevolent avatar, attempting to surveil the user, may have difficulty distinguishing the clones from the user and may miss out on private insights he might otherwise have learned from the user's behavior. In another exemplary privacy plan, a copy of part of the virtual world is spawned, occupied exclusively by the user's avatar, and then merged into the main world. Privacy plans may be selected manually or automatically in response to perceived privacy threats to strike a balance between privacy and enjoyment within the virtual world.
(FR) La présente invention concerne la préservation de la confidentialité de l'utilisateur et la prévention de la surveillance au nom d'utilisateurs d'un monde de réalité virtuelle. Un ou plusieurs plans sont disponibles lorsqu'un risque de confidentialité ou de surveillance pour un utilisateur est détecté. Dans un plan, des scripts configurables s'exécutent au nom de l'utilisateur pour créer un réseau de confusion d'avatars clones qui masquent le comportement d'un avatar de l'utilisateur réel. Un avatar malveillant, essayant de surveiller l'utilisateur, peut avoir des difficultés à distinguer les clones de l'utilisateur et peut manquer des aperçus privés qu'il pourrait autrement avoir appris à partir du comportement de l'utilisateur. Dans un autre exemple de plan de confidentialité, une copie d'une partie du monde virtuel est créée, occupée exclusivement par l'avatar de l'utilisateur, puis fusionnée dans le monde principal. Des plans de confidentialité peuvent être sélectionnés manuellement ou automatiquement en réponse à des menaces de confidentialité perçues pour parvenir à un équilibre entre la confidentialité et le plaisir du monde virtuel.
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