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Apple Granted Patent To Disable Cameras According To Location

Apple was granted a patent last week that will enable it to wirelessly disable the camera on iphones in certain locations, sparking fears that such techniques could be used to prevent citizens from communicating with each other or taking video during protests or events such as political conventions and gatherings.

The camera phone has revolutionized the flow of information in the digital age. Any time a major event takes place, news networks and video websites are immediately inundated with footage and photographs from the scene.

That could all change in the future however, with a flick of a switch, according to U.S. Patent No. 8,254,902, published on Tuesday, titled, “Apparatus and methods for enforcement of policies upon a wireless device.”

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Liberty4Me's picture

So, if they have that kind of control,

then they can probably also enable the microphone or video on demand or "according to policy", no?

Whose policy...??

Time to get a Linux phone

Opensource all the way!

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Save all those digital cameras

that were built w/o any wireless technology. Using those devices will be the counter for this tyranny. This patent may bring down the sales for Iphones. Depends on how dumbed down the sheeple are.

Also, always try to buy devices that don't have bluetooth or Wifi. I just opened up my laptop and disabled the built in micro-phone...unfortunately I'll need the Wifi in my laptop but I'll pass on Wifi for other devices.

Cyril's picture

BUMP

This thing is serious. It's just the emerging tip of the iceberg.

I'm telling you. Thank you, LL.

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Thank you Lysiandad

I wonder how much more is going on 'behind the curtain' -- ...Orwell turning in his grave.

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Cyril's picture

Seriously. We really ought to read between the lines

Seriously. We really ought to read between the lines when this sort of news shows up.

I mean, seriously.

I don't know if you have this saying here : "No smoke without fire."

Here's my reasoning :

unless Apple's R & D has some really sick dudes paid to just invent this sort of stuff out of the blue, I strongly suspect there must be some kind of "Act" or "Bill" in writing (or written already) that makes provisions for comm. technology manufacturers to provide this.

It's still all juicy for Apple (no pun intended) :

if you have to implement something in your products by force of law, you better be first to devise the thing and protect it by a patent about which your competitors, also bound to the same laws, will pay you royalties for, if they use the same design.

All win-win for Apple, in case that'd be because of a law, that wouldn't even need to imply for them a loss of market share. They were smart (informed) to get there first.

But what does this all mean ?

Well, in a "FREE" COUNTRY why the hell would you want to enforce video censorship AT THE HARDWARE-LEVEL against the will of the device's owner, AND REAL-TIME ?!

Well, duh ! Maybe 'coz it's not quite a free country any more.

Because you are from then on "granted" the right to video capture this or that ... but NOT THAT, NOT ON THAT MOMENT, NOT AT THAT LOCATION, OR NOT FOR THAT LONG, etc.

Oh, also because there are locations they DON'T WANT YOU to record about in specific times even though there are no APPARENT big "Military Area -- Access Restricted" (or whatnot) signs.

In doubt, you'll maybe be blaming it on "a glitch" or "bug". And shrugging. No big deal ... maybe.

Etc, etc. The possibilities are numerous to NOT LET you record anything THAT COULD MAKE YOUR CASE TO DEFEND your interest, your rights, as The People, or as an individual, afterwards.

All good !

They can't HAVE YOU KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT ? Well, the heck, they will sure DO ON YOUR STUPID DEVICE YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE FULL CONTROL OVER, ANYMORE !

Where will be your DEFENSE evidences when you WILL need them, then ?

Now the MSM can broadcast ONLY THE OFFICIAL VERSION OF "HOT" / "TOUCHY" events, you, as an individual "reporter" or witness, CANNOT even account for a DIFFERENT VERSION of what ACTUALLY happened (because you just couldn't get everything important on record).

Bravo.

Smart move.

Yet Another Small Step into the OSSR - OBAMA SOCIALIST STATE REPUBLIC.

Like my wife knows too well : I'm so p*ssed off to be so often "right". (God knows how she can still cope with me.)

I TOLD YOU :

THIS IS INFORMATION AGE. AND THEY ARE CONTINUING THAT WAR, TOO !

Bear.

P.S.
Okay... either all the above or... I'm becoming paranoid myself.
I heard that before, too (not here on DP)

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Well now we know which phones

Well now we know which phones not to buy!

Cyril's picture

LOL.I never could understand

LOL.

I never could understand Apple products anyway.

I don't think I'd enjoy using one which ... fights back at me.

I'm not quite masochistic enough for that, yet.

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Cyril's picture

And they are STUPID enough to file a patent about

And they are STUPID enough to file a patent about...

... such an IMPOPULAR and PARANOID sort of feature ?!

Which will probably not be implemented any time soon.

(Or the situation IS WAY WORSE than I thought !)

Really, it's not just about the consumer sheeple brainwashed...

Bravo Apple. Rotting already ?

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They have a patent for a camera that sits inside a

display screen that you can't see is there, and can't tell it's on.

Want to talk paranoid?

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Wunderbar

Wunderbar

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not cool

not cool

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Free Market= they can do

Free Market= they can do this= you don't have to own an iPhone= as long as its not the govt no biggie.

"Believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear." - Benjamin Franklin

Or

Apple doesn't use all their patents.

But because they own them they can prevent others implementing the idea.

gaylbaby's picture

We should let Samsung know

that this will be the critical factor to beat Apple. But can they resist that Big Brother carrot/stick?

Good point

Imagine what kind of shenanigans the GOP can pull off during conventions etc when our Apple phones are blocked from recording.

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Sounds like an excellent

Sounds like an excellent market opportunity for a competitor to take the liberty market share from Apple then...

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This comment

Is written on a samsung galaxy. Hoping android doesnt pull this shit in the near future....

:)

Thanks for a bump.

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no prob

;)