Apple patents technology to remotely disable your iPhone camera at concerts

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July 4, 2016
The Hacker News    
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"Here's something you'll not like at all: Apple has been awarded a patent for technology that would prevent you from snapping pictures and shooting videos with your iPhone or iPad at places or events, like concerts or museums, where it might be prohibited or inappropriate. The patent, granted on Tuesday by the United States Patents and Trademark Office, is highly technical. Apple's latest patent describes an iPhone or iPad camera receiving coded infrared signals beamed from emitters in public places would temporarily disable device camera functionality, preventing any photography or recording for as long as the signal is on." [editor's note: Sounds like a giant "don't buy our product" advertisement to me - TLK] (07/01/16)  

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