Apple's Patent That Could Disable SmartphoneSubmitted by vic223 on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 11:57
Fears for civil liberties as Apple patents technology that could remotely disable protesters' smartphones
Technology would broadcast a signal to automatically shut down smartphone features, or even the entire phone
Apple claims it would most likely be used to prevent copyright theft or to guarantee privacy in sensitive areas
Civil liberties campaigners fear it could be misused by the authorities to silence 'awkward citizens'