No Streaming at Protest? Police May Block Mobile Devices Via Apple

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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 02:03 PM
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I changed the title of the article from "shooting" to "streaming" for obvious reasons.

rtnews


Apple has patented a piece of technology which would allow government and police to block transmission of information, including video and photographs, from any public gathering or venue they deem “sensitive”, and “protected from externalities.”


One of the most amazing things to come out of Occupy (not that they invented it) was Citizen Journalism. If you were really paying attention during the height of the protests and compared live streaming with MSM there was such a cavernous discrepancy in truth that it was jaw dropping. This became such a powerful tool it began spreading like wildfire across the whole world, it changed outcomes of court cases against protesters, it inspired people to join, it woke people up to the lies of the MSM who weren't already aware. This is a travesty. I can only hope Android and Microsoft (lol) don't follow suit.


And while the company says the affected sites are to be mostly cinemas, theaters, concert grounds and similar locations, Apple Inc. also says “covert police or government operations may require complete ‘blackout’ conditions.”


Sure... like SOPA ACTA PIPA ad naseum.




posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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And now we know why the FBI had 12 million id codes for Apple devices.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 02:09 PM
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This is hugely important, just not sure how to comment at this point. This is very very bad.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 02:14 PM
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Heh, that's fine, I'd never buy apple even if that's the only thing around. Would also mean I couldn't play about 90% of the software out there as well, funny thing is Apple...

Apple has become this strange lil man in the corner slowly loosing their minds, I mean they are now trying to patent and counter sue half the tech industry... come on

Now they want to add this to it, people realize that twitter, and other such social apps helped topple governments, Oh... yeah I guess they do understand, Now you know Apple is on the side of dictatorship...

BOYCOTT APPLE

Buy a PC, you'll be amazed at the world you can now access.

Notice this, they are scared, this is another attempt to try and regulate the freedom the internet brings.

REMEMBER IF YOU WANT TO BE FREE, DON'T BUY APPLE.
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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 02:15 PM
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What the government didn't like the live police brutality aired during occupy?

Glad I don't have an apple.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 02:16 PM
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reminds me of after the riots in London last year when they blamed blackberry messenger for uniting rioters.blackberry soon pandered to Cameron and his bum chums getting a nice little kill switch for blackberry messenger.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 02:19 PM
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I prefer to call iPhones android for idiots!



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 02:31 PM
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I want to become a cop.

They have so much power they can do anything they want to.

And you have to obey their authority or you'll get stomped. And there's nothing you can do about it. or sure, it'll go to court but mostly if the police get anything it'll be a slap on the wrist without any real punishment or being held accountable for their actions. They can shoot your dogs without any reason and never get in trouble for it. They are above all laws.

Ah to have that kind of power.

One can dream.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 03:08 PM
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Originally posted by antar
This is hugely important, just not sure how to comment at this point. This is very very bad.

I know how to cpmment, the same thing a I always do.
Freinds don't let friends do fruit on the box!
Too much proprietary crap anyway.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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Hmm. So they transmit an encrypted signal to the phone that tells it to cease recording functionality.

Nasty bit of business there.

One more reason iDONT ever plan to purchase any crapple product.

Ever. Under any circumstance.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 03:13 PM
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Another reason to boycott Apple. Remember they are aligned with Disney. You need to boycott both if you want success. Both are worthy of boycott and Disney should have been boycotted decades ago. In this day in age, boycotting one company doesn't guarantee success when they are all linked.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 03:28 PM
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I give them about a week before there is a means to bypass this.

Yup, one whole week.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 03:36 PM
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Rooted android with customized iptables firewall.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 06:26 PM
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As a video-journalist with a news background, this really ticks me off. I can barely stomach reading about the blatant denial of our rights. Thanks for spreading the word.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 07:21 PM
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To nearly every person that has replied to this thread so far, I call you fools.
Anyone whose response was similar to "Ha Ha, thats' why I don't buy Apple", you are the problem.

How long before they go after your particular device, or all devices in general?
Wake up.




First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.
Then they came for the socialists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for me, but damn, my device didn't work either.


I can't believe I even have to post stuff like this.



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 12:07 AM
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Well if we are being honest, if you have an iphone you are already a mindless drone and don't really need rights because you don't understand them and would be willing to hand them over to look cool anyways.
Same for you people that conduct your lives publicly on facebook and twitter only to come to places like this to talk about "privacy"



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 08:40 AM
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By the way....

I sense a lawsuit coming on.

I know I'd sue for any reason I can think of.

It's called freedom of speech and blacking things out like that during a peaceful protest is an infringement.

The cops have way way WAAAAAAY too much power these days. We need to reign them in any way we can.


CX

posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 08:47 AM
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Originally posted by Moneyisgodlifeisrented

BOYCOTT APPLE



Agreed.

I would also go as far as sending them an email explaining exactly why you are boycotting them. It would be interesting to see their response.

CX.



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 10:41 AM
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Well since you called me a fool indirectly, I must respond:

Apple seems only too glad to assist government in their quest for censorship.

As soon as I can't trust my Android, I will be ditching it also.

Booo Apple!



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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Originally posted by Moneyisgodlifeisrented
Heh, that's fine, I'd never buy apple even if that's the only thing around. Would also mean I couldn't play about 90% of the software out there as well, funny thing is Apple...

Apple has become this strange lil man in the corner slowly loosing their minds, I mean they are now trying to patent and counter sue half the tech industry... come on

Now they want to add this to it, people realize that twitter, and other such social apps helped topple governments, Oh... yeah I guess they do understand, Now you know Apple is on the side of dictatorship...

BOYCOTT APPLE

Buy a PC, you'll be amazed at the world you can now access.

Notice this, they are scared, this is another attempt to try and regulate the freedom the internet brings.

REMEMBER IF YOU WANT TO BE FREE, DON'T BUY APPLE.
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Personally, I'd rather have a PC because there is far more software available (that I would want to use).

But you do make some good points....





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