Apple patents technology to disable cameras

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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.

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Censorship and Radio Edits: What a Load of Bleep!

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It’s something we’ve all experienced, sometimes going unnoticed and sometimes irritatingly obvious. You’re sat there enjoying a song on the radio only find moments of silence where offending words have been removed or that the song fades out halfway through. To be perfectly honest I find radio edits and music censorship to be an incredibly flawed and outdated ideal. Continue reading