Newswire: Apple gets patent to disable cell cameras at concerts, and it’s super evil

Good news, everyone! Remember how we never used to have the technology to be able to just automatically disable the photographic capabilities of the cell phones held by everyone in a giant crowd? No longer: Stereogum reports five years of hard paperwork for Apple has finally paid off, and the company has obtained a patent on technology that will disable your phone’s camera when it detects a specific infrared signal. In the time it took you to read that sentence, you probably also had the three seconds of reflection time it would take a reasonable person to think, “Oh, that sounds extremely problematic.” As you’re starting to turn over the implications in your mind, let the patent itself explain how it will function to eliminate the possibility of filming events that explicitly prohibit such personal recording.

For example, an infrared emitter can be located in areas where picture …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *