Mixed reality glasses like the Apple Vision Pro are capable of following where we are looking. Basically to be able to navigate through the different menus that they offer us. That has a indirect problem for privacysince technically it is possible to obtain the patterns of where we look and what we are seeing.
This is not going to change, as it is implicit in the operation of the mixed reality glasses. However, Apple is aware of this fact and has worked to improve the privacy of its glasses to try to minimize access to this data.
Optic ID, trying to block access to our vision data
The result is Optic ID, the name given to the management mechanism of the Apple Vision Pro on the data from our eyes. We have a biometric security system with the retina that can be used to make payments and other processes that require security.
As Apple explains, a layer has been created that divides the data from where our eyes look with the data that the applications receive.
Where we look data will only technically be processed on the device itself. Applications will not receive the “path” from our gaze, just the final click. In a similar way to how applications in macOS cannot see the entire path that we make with the mouse, only the point where we click.
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