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Patents

Submission + - Apple Patents location-based camera disabling (petapixel.com)

cynop writes: Pretty soon, photographers won't be harrased me security officers for taking pictures in certain locations...cause the cameras will have stopped working on their own as soon as they enter a specific location.

U.S. Patent No. 8,254,902, published on Tuesday, is titled, “Apparatus and methods for enforcement of policies upon a wireless device”, and enables a camera with wireless connectivity (such as an iphone, or the sumsung's android camera ) to be remotely disabled by setting a “geofence” around a particular location, whether it’s a movie theater, celebrity hangout spot or protest site.

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