This should disturb all of us, and is one more indication of the federal government’s interest in controlling what we’re able to record and film. make no mistake–Apple would have no inherent interest in disabling their phones in “sensitive areas.” Only the Fed wants that.
…Apple, Inc., was recently granted a patent enabling the company to wirelessly disable the camera function on specific 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,” PrisonPlanet.com reported.
In this electronic day and age, just about all of us are aware that cellphone-generated video is easy to take and easy to upload to an audience of millions within moments. Most of us have seen the cellphone video of a fight or a confrontation or another impactful incident involving civilians and authorities. It’s a powerful medium that very often offers a point of view not available to the mainstream media – but carried by them, nonetheless.
Read the whole thing, they also have details and a link to the patent itself so you can see where they’re going with this.