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You Can Read These 4 Fonts But Your Computer Can't

For the last 20 years or so, people have tried to make as much content as possible trackable through the Internet, an effort that brought an accompanying mechanism of surveillance and data harvesting. In an effort to maintain the open access of information while limiting the ability of companies to exploit it, designer Sang Mun has created four new fonts meant to be readable to the human eye but unrecognizable to computer character recognition software used by everyone from Google to the NSA. "Sometimes these ideas about privacy can feel large and abstract to average person," Mun said in a Wired story. "I thought that addressing these issues through the design of a typeface—a building block of language and communication—would bring home the conversation to the average person."

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