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Author Topic: Apple receives patent to block phones from taking pics or video  (Read 488 times)

Offline masfonos

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How long before criminals figure out how to use this?  All the time on the news they show criminals who got their pic taken or were recorded by victims or bystanders. Protesters want to misbehave?  Shut down the cameras.  Will this be the end of whirrrrrlllstaaarrrr?

And, regardless of how you feel about it, how long before cops that don't want to be recorded strap on a jammer next to their newly mandated body cam?


Apple has struck what may turn out to be a major blow against that horrible person at the concert who obstructs your view by recording the whole event on his phone. The company has just received a patent for technology that would allow cell phones to be temporarily blocked from shooting photos or videos, after receiving infrared transmissions from a broadcasting device.

A transmitter can be located in areas where capturing pictures and videos is prohibited (e.g., a concert or a classified facility) and the transmitters can generate infrared signals with encoded data that includes commands temporarily disabling recording functions, said the patent, granted Tuesday.

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