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    Exclamation New Apple patent undermines civil liberties

    This technology allows remote jamming of iphone/ipad camera and applications:
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    Re: New Apple patent undermines civil liberties

    Please link to something that is not that youtube video.

    Didn't bother listening to the lad in the video - but the comments were not CoC friendly.
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    Re: New Apple patent undermines civil liberties

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    Re: New Apple patent undermines civil liberties

    We are blindly heading towards the Orwellian nightmare and the majority of the public do not seem to care as long as they get their shiny new tech and reality TV shows. Very soon we won't be able to take a dump without major companies and the government knowing.

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    Re: New Apple patent undermines civil liberties

    If this it a patent belonging to Apple that means other manufactures/developers can't do the same thing for fear of being sued right?

    wonder if you could bypass it using airplane mode or a firewall
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    Re: New Apple patent undermines civil liberties

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybgoode83 View Post
    We are blindly heading towards the Orwellian nightmare and the majority of the public do not seem to care as long as they get their shiny new tech and reality TV shows. Very soon we won't be able to take a dump without major companies and the government knowing.
    Or
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    you could just not use these products. Crazy, I know.

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    Re: New Apple patent undermines civil liberties

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsoup View Post
    Or
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    you could just not use these products. Crazy, I know.
    That's rather the point he was trying to make:

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybgoode83 View Post
    the majority of the public do not seem to care as long as they get their shiny new tech and reality TV shows.
    Most consumers don't care about patents or legal battles, or potential uses of technology, and since most consumers rather make up the majority of consumers, change likely won't be consumer-led.

    Either way, there's nothing wrong with the technology, merely its application - which is down to your locale, not apple. Addition/edit: the whole 'violation of civil liberties' angle is a ridiculous fallacy.
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    Re: New Apple patent undermines civil liberties

    Thanks for posting those links, jrog. That is just what I was talking about.
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    Re: New Apple patent undermines civil liberties

    Quote Originally Posted by yeehi View Post
    Thanks for posting those links, jrog. That is just what I was talking about.
    No problem! Thanks for making us aware of the issue in the first place; I only found the links by searching the web after seeing your post.
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    Re: New Apple patent undermines civil liberties

    Discuss the technology not the politics. Refer the COC.
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