posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 11:36 PM
Trying to post this from my iPod touch, but this makes my stomach churn with sickness.
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 'sensative', and 'protected from externalties'.
Apple patented the means to transmit an encoded signal to all wireless devices, commanding them to disable recording functions. Those policies would
be activated by GPS, and WiFi or mobile base-stations, which would ring-fence ("geofence") around a building or "sensative area" to prevent phone
cameras from taking pictures or recording video.
This story was listed on Reuters on 09/05/2012 and I couldn't find it on ATS, and wondered what other Apple product using members think about this!
My concerns are plenty, especially with the iPhone5 coming out, and being manufactured in China, I wonder what other silly little stomping of freedom
of speech and expression these phones have inside.
On the very same source page above there is a link how "Apple banned a new app called Drones+ that was designed to provide information about
executions conducted by unmanned, remote controlled aircraft from high in the sky" but Apple banned that app and for seemingly no good reason.
Perhaps we'll know fifty years from now the impact on society technologies like these will have had, but I'd rather know now, and have shut the
'location services' gps locator in my iPod touch OFF, for good!