WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - January 08, 2014) - As Americans' concerns grow about surveillance, digital security and online privacy, entrepreneur CJ Isakow is bringing national attention to the issue of webcam hacking this Friday on ABC's televised competition 'Shark Tank.' Over the last few years, revelations of schools utilizing webcams to spy on their students, foreign governments penetrating U.S. websites, and criminals peeping on unsuspecting minors have prompted new questions about how technology can be used in unwelcome or illegal ways. In 2013 alone, many Americans were shocked by revelations about widespread government surveillance and about technology firms' management of users' personal data.
"Americans deserve the peace of mind that their online activities at home or at the office are not intercepted or broadcast across the globe," said CJ Isakow, President of Eyebloc. "It's sad that we need to take actions to ensure our privacy, but we need to draw a line in cyberspace that no one can cross."
On Friday, January 10th, on the 2014 premiere of ABC's popular show 'Shark Tank,' Isakow will present an innovative and simple solution to address these concerns to investors Lori Greiner, Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O'Leary. The Eyebloc covers tablet and laptop cameras without use of adhesives that can damage expensive computer equipment. Eyebloc, a Washington, DC startup and privacy advocate, created the first prototypes of the Eyebloc using Shapeways 3D printing services. Since taping the pitch of the product on Shark Tank, Eyebloc began manufacturing the webcam blocker in Minnesota and sells online through eyebloc.com and amazon.com.
"Raising awareness and creating a discussion about online privacy and safety is Eyebloc's primary goal," Isakow said.
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Eyebloc is a startup and privacy solutions firm that develops innovative products designed and manufactured in the United States. Our initial line of products covers webcams, the built-in cameras in our laptops and tablets. Eyebloc believes that form and function must come together to develop simple solutions to protect users online.