Apple patents technology to disable cameras


A patent has recently been granted to Apple for new technology that allows iPhones to have their cameras disabled via infrared sensors. The action has been taken in an effort to stop concert goers taking photos and videos. Although some people are in favour of curbing the use of phones at concerts, the general consensus is that it is a heavy-handed approach and even that it is breach of the public’s rights. There is plenty of antisocial behaviour at concerts of which use of phones is one of least irritating. There are also fears about the possible misuse of the new technology as a form of censorship, such as during protests.


2 thoughts on “Apple patents technology to disable cameras

    • With the exception of needing accompanying images for reviews I totally agree with you, however I think Apple have gone about it in completely the wrong way. Maybe they should try asking people to stop rather than hacking their phones with infra-red without consent.

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