“Anti-spyware” for underwear


anti-spy-underwear.jpgI’ve noticed that the advent of digital cameras and the like have brought forward more and more opportunities for unscrupulous characters to take advantage of such devices when it comes to outraging the modesty of females without their knowledge. Females in Japan especially have long fallen victim to gropers on bullet trains during rush hour, while tons of voyeur pictures have been taken from all sorts of angles with the explosion of the Internet. The “Shot Guard” line of undergarments aim to prevent such unwarranted photography from occuring, and has already been marketed in Japan to combat the Peeping Tom problem.

No idea on how the “Shot Guard” undergarments work though – perhaps it distorts the way images are recorded in some way or another. Does anyone have any idea? Feel free to leave a comment, but hopefully it is not only effective but comfortable to wear as well. One thing’s for sure though – this underwear won’t win any beauty contests anytime soon.

Source: Crave

8 reviews or comments

Me in Michigan Says: June 5, 2007 at 7:58 am

Maybe I can wear these on my head during my license photo at the DMV! Honestly, though, I am also interested in exactly how these beautiful britches help protect you against said unwarranted photos.

EEJ Says: June 5, 2007 at 8:48 am

ShotGuard is infrared blocking underpants, mainly designed for women.

It turns out that on some digital cameras and camcorders, there is a way to alter the device to capture images from the infrared range of light, which can be used to see through thin layers of clothing. Peeping Toms and other voyeurs have realized this and as such, potential victims need a way to protect themselves.

You can easily search google for more information on this new trend.

Tom Says: June 5, 2007 at 12:31 pm

Consider this is a cease and desist order. I and my fellow Toms are getting fed up with you people that insist upon calling voyeurs “Peeping Toms”. How about “Peeping Johns”, or “Peeping Freds” or “Peeping Alans” or better yet let’s callem “Peeping Edwins”.

Oh, BTW nice undies. 🙂

GeekMaster Says: June 5, 2007 at 2:02 pm

I’d second the IR comment – apparently digital cams/digi vid cams can either be modified by removing an internal filter as well as adding an similar external to get the see-through effect. If you google you will probably find lots of tips.

Also, maybe by adding reflective threads maybe?
Or polarizing or similar effect?

thus any reflected EM/RF would distort what the camera collects. Or if the peeperists (note I did not use any form of Thomas) are using an IR (e.g. heat) sensing equipment, then maybe the fabric is “heat collecting” thus the camera is overloaded with too much – like taking a photo of the sun.

Look at all those innuendos! how many jokes can you see?

Wayne Says: June 6, 2007 at 7:03 am

During the last year we saw the Japanese swim team now equipped with lead lined swim wear to aid with IR peeping issue. Twas just a matter of time ’till we found train hoppers desiring the same features.

Dr Dave Says: July 15, 2007 at 10:31 pm

Some fabrics, especially synthetics such as nylon, are transparent to IR. Some, especially cotton and some other natural fibers, are opaque to IR. That is how the knickers work. That is also why they cover so much of the body. There would be little point to opaque fabric covering a teeny bit of anatomy.

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