Apple gets patent for remotely disabling iPhone cameras, raising censorship fears

Apple gets patent for remotely disabling iPhone cameras, raising censorship fears
By Danny Yadron in San Francisco

A patent granted to Apple may allow iPhone cameras to be disabled by infrared sensors. This seems logical enough for concerts, but what about protests?

House Democrats were able to garner wall-to-wall media coverage of their sit in by broadcasting live from a congressman’s smartphone on 23 June. Yet that may not be possible in the future if a new patent recently granted to Apple is an indication of technology restrictions to come.

Related: Democrats stream gun control sit-in on Periscope after Republicans turn TV cameras off

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June 30, 2016 at 12:00PM
via Technology | The Guardian http://ift.tt/29sA6PO

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