Apple Granted Patent To Disable Cameras According To Location, Recording, communicating during protests, political events could be restricted

Posted: September 5, 2012 in Human Rights, News, Uncategorized
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Steve Watson

Prisonplanet.com
Sept 3, 2012

Apple Granted Patent To Disable Cameras According To Location nophoto mini

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.”

It states:

Apparatus and methods for changing one or more functional or operational aspects of a wireless device, such as upon the occurrence…

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