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Introducing iCensor: Apple Is Patenting Technology That Will Cripple Its Devices When They Are In the Proximity of ‘A Concert or a Classified Facility’
Via: United States Patent 8,254,902:
As wireless devices such as cellular telephones, pagers, personal media devices and smartphones become ubiquitous, more and more people are carrying these devices in various social and professional settings. The result is that these wireless devices can often annoy, frustrate, and even threaten people in sensitive venues.
Forget Apple’s sycophantic entertainment industry boot licking for a moment. Will agents of the state have a kill switch on recording devices as well? Apparently so.
The patent itself, U.S. Patent #20110128384 uses the phrase, “classified facility” as an example of a venue where the devices would be crippled.
Originally posted by tridentblue
reply to post by XxNightAngelusxX
Wow. It used to be yesterday's techno gadgets were less and valuable, but now we're headed into a time where the old stuff, without all this garbage built in, is more and more valuable. There may be some business wisdom here, as stuff like old digital cameras are selling for basically nothing right now, but could be very important in the future.