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Author Topic: Will Apple Tell You What You Can/Can't Take Pictures of?  (Read 2044 times)

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Will Apple Tell You What You Can/Can't Take Pictures of?
« on: June 03, 2011, 10:21:36 PM »
Well, looks like Apple is innovating in the area of control yet once again:

http://www.patentlya...for-ios-cameras.html

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On June 2, 2011, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that revealed various concepts behind a newly advanced next generation camera system that could employ infrared technology. On one side, the new system would go a long way in assisting the music and movie industries by automatically disabling camera functions when trying to photograph or film a movie or concert. On the other hand, the new system could turn your iOS device into a kind of automated tour guide for museums or cityscapes as well as eventually being an auto retail clerk providing customers with price, availability and product information. The technology behind Apple's patent application holds a lot of potential. 

Huh? The quality is so low that's it's ridiculous. The only realistic use is to take pictures of you/friends at a concert, etc.

Is it really up to Apple to police what you can or can't take pictures of? What next?

I can see this going way too far. Here's an example...

You've just finished changing the baby's diapers and giving it a bath. ("it" as in the Germanic grammatical usage which does not distinguish sex or gender for infants.)

The baby is cutely playing with a bath toy, so you pick up your phone and take a picture.

30 minutes later the police are at your door arresting you for child pornography, thanks to Apple deciding that it should be policing everything you do.

Who doesn't have a picture of themselves (or whose parents don't) naked as an infant? There's nothing nefarious about it. Babies are cute. People take pictures of them. Bathing and whatnot is a part of what you do as a parent. Of course you see your child naked. This isn't abnormal.

But I can very well see that being the direction technology takes if companies like Apple try to seize control of what you can and cannot do.

This is NOT a good path to go down.





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Re: Will Apple Tell You What You Can/Can't Take Pictures of?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2011, 11:38:45 PM »
Infrared? (hehehe) I can just see it now... Like most of Apple's "security" it'll get "CracKed" by a 12 year old child with a 10 cent piece of plastic (that just so happens to filter out that spectrum) in a week.

Christ, my dog walks in front of the cable box and the remote takes a shit ... We're not talking about a reliable technology here.
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Re: Will Apple Tell You What You Can/Can't Take Pictures of?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2011, 12:26:45 AM »
Infrared? (hehehe) I can just see it now... Like most of Apple's "security" it'll get "CracKed" by a 12 year old child with a 10 cent piece of plastic (that just so happens to filter out that spectrum) in a week.

Christ, my dog walks in front of the cable box and the remote takes a shit ... We're not talking about a reliable technology here.

While it may not be reliable, it's the thought that counts. ;)

And that thought would somewhere along the lines of "thought police".  >:(
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Re: Will Apple Tell You What You Can/Can't Take Pictures of?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2011, 03:01:33 AM »
Apple's legendary 1984 advert told us everything we needed to know, we were just too dumb to realise they were Big Brother. They ought to relocate to China (or worse) and have done with it.

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Re: Will Apple Tell You What You Can/Can't Take Pictures of?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011, 03:42:05 AM »
Apple's legendary 1984 advert told us everything we needed to know, we were just too dumb to realise they were Big Brother.
Ahhhhhh.  Now I get it :)

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Re: Will Apple Tell You What You Can/Can't Take Pictures of?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2011, 05:45:07 PM »
Infrared? (hehehe) I can just see it now... Like most of Apple's "security" it'll get "CracKed" by a 12 year old child with a 10 cent piece of plastic (that just so happens to filter out that spectrum) in a week.

Christ, my dog walks in front of the cable box and the remote takes a shit ... We're not talking about a reliable technology here.

While it may not be reliable, it's the thought that counts. ;)

And that thought would somewhere along the lines of "thought police".  >:(

Understood. Tis indeed a bad direction to wander. I just couldn't resist responding off the top of my head...Drunk as I was.  :D ...(and still am)...(Tehehe)

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Re: Will Apple Tell You What You Can/Can't Take Pictures of?
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2011, 07:32:58 PM »
Yes, let Apple have a patent on that...and no company want to license the technology from them, especially Canon.  :D