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(Russia Today)   Apple patents method of blocking transmission of video and pictures taken at protests with rounded corners   (rt.com) divider line 99
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2012-09-14 02:08:58 PM  
lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-09-14 02:19:17 PM  
F*ck you apple. seriously.
 
2012-09-14 02:22:56 PM  
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-09-14 02:25:34 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com

"But I just want it to work and not cause me problems"
 
2012-09-14 02:48:12 PM  
That's a dick move apple!
 
2012-09-14 03:19:30 PM  
Oppress Different
 
2012-09-14 03:19:36 PM  
Well, since it's patented, that means it won't be included into Android, right?
 
2012-09-14 03:20:18 PM  
So... are you still chomping at the bit to get your hands on that iPhone 5?
 
2012-09-14 03:21:23 PM  
Disable my camera with anything less then gunfire. I dare you. :)
images.anandtech.com
 
2012-09-14 03:24:56 PM  

fluffy2097: Disable my camera with anything less then gunfire. I dare you. :)
[images.anandtech.com image 550x512]


I like that it's a "Rebel" model
 
2012-09-14 03:26:19 PM  
Where is Thaetus, however you spell, to spin this one away?
 
2012-09-14 03:28:52 PM  
Wait, what has rounded corners? The pics? The protests? The video? I'm patently confused.
 
2012-09-14 03:30:14 PM  

the_sidewinder: fluffy2097: Disable my camera with anything less then gunfire. I dare you. :)
[images.anandtech.com image 550x512]

I like that it's a "Rebel" model


Between it and the microSD cardslot on my phone, I could easily take photos at any event, pop the memory card into my phone, and simply gmail the raw files anywhere I needed them.

And people wonder why you still need a real camera in this day and age. *shakes head*
 
2012-09-14 03:30:52 PM  

theflatline: Where is Thaetus, however you spell, to spin this one away?


Aaah... uh... Android... Samsung... China... police state.

He's a lot easier to understand when he doesn't have that giant Apple-branded phallus sticking out of his word-maker. Go ahead and report me, fanbois, but you know it's true.
 
2012-09-14 03:33:45 PM  
Two words:

airplane mode.
 
2012-09-14 03:34:08 PM  

wmoonfox: theflatline: Where is Thaetus, however you spell, to spin this one away?

Aaah... uh... Android... Samsung... China... police state.

He's a lot easier to understand when he doesn't have that giant Apple-branded phallus sticking out of his word-maker. Go ahead and report me, fanbois, but you know it's true.


He will more than likely not post here, he strays away from arguements he cannot win. So he is probably luring between here and slashdot.
 
2012-09-14 03:35:06 PM  
Apple has patented a piece of technology which would allow government and police to block transmission of information, including video and photographs, from any public gathering or venue they deem "sensitive", and "protected from externalities."

i45.tinypic.com

Not cool Apple. Not cool
 
2012-09-14 03:36:39 PM  

wmoonfox: theflatline: Where is Thaetus, however you spell, to spin this one away?

Aaah... uh... Android... Samsung... China... police state.

He's a lot easier to understand when he doesn't have that giant Apple-branded phallus sticking out of his word-maker. Go ahead and report me, fanbois, but you know it's true.


um. Have you said something worth reporting you? Farkmins really don't ban people for many reasons except for making stupid threats on public figures, or posting that photo of the drunk driver plowing through a bicycle race (which is hilarious because they actually ran a photoshop contest with that image some years back).
 
2012-09-14 03:37:46 PM  
Since Apple patented this, that means that no other cell phone maker can legally put this on their devices, right? So...incentive to never ever ever buy another Apple product is now rising.
 
2012-09-14 03:41:15 PM  

fluffy2097: um. Have you said something worth reporting you? Farkmins really don't ban people for many reasons except for making stupid threats on public figures, or posting that photo of the drunk driver plowing through a bicycle race (which is hilarious because they actually ran a photoshop contest with that image some years back).


Back during the Tatsuma/czar wars, bringing up either in a thread they weren't actively participating in would get you a warning or a ban for "talking about other users", or something silly like that.

Hey, it's an Israel thread... Paging Tatsum[BAN]
 
2012-09-14 03:42:43 PM  

fluffy2097: Farkmins really don't ban people for many reasons except for making stupid threats on public figures, or posting that photo of the drunk driver plowing through a bicycle race (which is hilarious


It is a funny image.
 
2012-09-14 03:44:25 PM  
I guess we won't have any annoying, tall videos shot in portrait of the upcoming Occupy Whatever event.
 
2012-09-14 03:44:29 PM  
So they want people to get excited for and pay for photo and video recording capabilities, but they want to allow anyone from an assistant manager at a Loews theater to the CIA be able to shut it off whenever they like.
 
2012-09-14 03:45:06 PM  

wmoonfox: fluffy2097: um. Have you said something worth reporting you? Farkmins really don't ban people for many reasons except for making stupid threats on public figures, or posting that photo of the drunk driver plowing through a bicycle race (which is hilarious because they actually ran a photoshop contest with that image some years back).

Back during the Tatsuma/czar wars, bringing up either in a thread they weren't actively participating in would get you a warning or a ban for "talking about other users", or something silly like that.

Hey, it's an Israel thread... Paging Tatsum[BAN]


I got shadowbanned for making fun of a female mod, last year...
 
2012-09-14 04:01:41 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Apple has patented a piece of technology which would allow government and police to block transmission of information, including video and photographs, from any public gathering or venue they deem "sensitive", and "protected from externalities."

[i45.tinypic.com image 580x427]

Not cool Apple. Not cool


I was going to say, their 1984 commercial becomes more ironic each year.
 
2012-09-14 04:09:50 PM  
This is reason number 2,497 for me not to buy any Apple products.
 
2012-09-14 04:10:28 PM  

fluffy2097: Disable my camera with anything less then gunfire. I dare you. :)
[images.anandtech.com image 550x512]


Challenge accepted.

img12.imageshack.us

img221.imageshack.us 

Friend of mine has the same model. Nice little DSLR that takes great looking shots, really good for the price and size (not a cinder block in the pack like my D90), but, wow, does that thing hate anything but a comfortably warm, dry, dust free urban environment. He's always fighting with it when we go hiking and conditions are less than perfect. A little dust, a little dew, a little humidity, a little chill, a little bump and it's out of action.
 
2012-09-14 04:15:29 PM  

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: fluffy2097: Disable my camera with anything less then gunfire. I dare you. :)
[images.anandtech.com image 550x512]

Challenge accepted.

[img12.imageshack.us image 320x214]

[img221.imageshack.us image 320x320] 

Friend of mine has the same model. Nice little DSLR that takes great looking shots, really good for the price and size (not a cinder block in the pack like my D90), but, wow, does that thing hate anything but a comfortably warm, dry, dust free urban environment. He's always fighting with it when we go hiking and conditions are less than perfect. A little dust, a little dew, a little humidity, a little chill, a little bump and it's out of action.


I've never tried hiking through a rain forest, but have never encountered problems with mine. Either you are much rougher with your cameras then I am, or your friend has some bad camera karma.

Not that I wouldn't trade up to something much better if I had the money though. When I had cash I spent it on L glass. I'm not unhappy with that investment path, but I sure do wish I could use higher ISOs then 1600.
 
2012-09-14 04:17:40 PM  

theflatline: I got shadowbanned for making fun of a female mod, last year...


Yep, no making fun of mods. And who can forget the "no snark" California fire threads from a couple of years ago?
 
2012-09-14 04:22:10 PM  
Abe Vigoda's Ghost,
[1984 ad]
Not cool Apple. Not cool


Just thinking of that recently with the new Iphone becoming the standard. Right now Windows is allows you more latitude then apple does.

It was cool when Apple was small and did it's own thing, now it is becoming more standard for business. And their closed source approach doe snot help.

/Apple fanboi's, you are no longer special. Even corporate suits are trading in their blackberries for iphones.
 
2012-09-14 04:28:12 PM  
I fingerpaint all my protests so I'm not really worried!
 
2012-09-14 04:37:02 PM  

SN1987a goes boom: Since Apple patented this, that means that no other cell phone maker can legally put this on their devices, right? So...incentive to never ever ever buy another Apple product is now rising.


t0.gstatic.com 

Thanks for helping me look at this in a positive light.
 
2012-09-14 04:43:12 PM  
[insert Hitler/Apple pic here]
 
2012-09-14 04:44:03 PM  
Thank god for my Palm Pre.
 
2012-09-14 04:47:07 PM  
I'm sure there must be more to how the patent works because you can disable camera, wifi, SD card access and other functions with Active Sync protocols now. And those are built into 99% of the smart phones on the market. Granted, you need to be partnered with a supporting server, but I guess "EVIL" microsoft could give a back door to fight shiatty screeners in theaters.
 
2012-09-14 04:50:52 PM  
wtf apple, really?
 
2012-09-14 05:01:06 PM  
Gee, I sure would like to look at the patent myself to get the whole story, but since TFA doesn't cite any actual filing I'm gonna have to call bullshiat.
 
2012-09-14 05:15:01 PM  
Apple thinks of technology. Everyone flips shiat. Film at 11.
 
2012-09-14 05:15:24 PM  

miscreant: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Apple has patented a piece of technology which would allow government and police to block transmission of information, including video and photographs, from any public gathering or venue they deem "sensitive", and "protected from externalities."

[i45.tinypic.com image 580x427]

Not cool Apple. Not cool

I was going to say, their 1984 commercial becomes more ironic each year.


Came here to say that.

Apple: It just works. When the state decides to allow your phone to work.
 
2012-09-14 05:24:14 PM  
Apple has patented a piece of technology which would allow government and police to block transmission of information, including video and photographs, from any public gathering or venue they deem "sensitive", and "protected from externalities."

Wow, did Tim Cook just wake up one day a few months ago and decide "f*ck it, let's just completely undo the entire image that we built for ourselves"? Holy f*ck...

And because it bears repeating...
imageshack.us

Who's the Orwellian company NOW, assholes? Geez...
 
2012-09-14 05:29:41 PM  

LasersHurt: Apple thinks of technology. Everyone flips shiat. Film at 11.


Patenting this is a whole lot further down the path than just thinking about it. Thinking about it doesn't signal the same level of intent to actually carry through with it.
 
2012-09-14 05:37:27 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: LasersHurt: Apple thinks of technology. Everyone flips shiat. Film at 11.

Patenting this is a whole lot further down the path than just thinking about it. Thinking about it doesn't signal the same level of intent to actually carry through with it.


Neither does patenting it.

Besides, this broke months ago - focused around the idea of preventing recordings of concerts and the like, which is the main point of the patent. It looks like someone found the line in the patent where it said "and hey maybe law enforcement" and ran with it. It's just fear-mongering.
 
2012-09-14 05:39:11 PM  
Until the feds caught up to it, technology was truly liberating, now it will be a prison.
 
2012-09-14 05:40:28 PM  

fluffy2097: Disable my camera with anything less then gunfire. I dare you. :)


Problem is that your camera is too big to fit in most coat pockets. This sucker on the other hand...

images60.fotki.com

...is small enough to fit in a coat, especially when you have a 16mm fixed lens on it. You can also swing the screen upwards so you can hold the camera at waist level and snap photos while still seeing what you're aiming at. Perfect for staying beneath the radar at a riot party.
 
2012-09-14 05:41:24 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Thank god for my Palm Pre.


Yup, with my Pre2, I might not have the latest technology, but dang, there's not a phone that I'd rather have.
 
2012-09-14 05:44:17 PM  

Joe_diGriz: Well, since it's patented, that means it won't be included into Android, right?


Depends on if laws are passed requiring it. Then everyone will have to include it. Apple is then only required to license the patent at a fair market value.

Then it becomes a question of how to bypass it. Is it something triggered in hardware or does a driver in the iOS/Android/Symbian kernel need to process it? If the latter, you might be able to get around it by loading a 3rd party OS like Cyanogenmod.
 
2012-09-14 05:44:47 PM  
It would be great to write a bunch of patents like this and sit on them, simply to keep the technology out of the market.
 
2012-09-14 05:46:55 PM  

fluffy2097: Disable my camera with anything less then gunfire. I dare you. :)
[images.anandtech.com image 550x512]


That's not a camera, it's a toy. Here's my camera.
3.static.img-dpreview.com
 
2012-09-14 05:48:22 PM  

Dinjiin: Joe_diGriz: Well, since it's patented, that means it won't be included into Android, right?

Depends on if laws are passed requiring it. Then everyone will have to include it. Apple is then only required to license the patent at a fair market value.

Then it becomes a question of how to bypass it. Is it something triggered in hardware or does a driver in the iOS/Android/Symbian kernel need to process it? If the latter, you might be able to get around it by loading a 3rd party OS like Cyanogenmod.


Suddenly, the minor instabilities in my CM7 install seem like a minor annoyance. I was considering dropping out of device tinkering in Android and go with the iPhone 5. This pretty much puts the kibosh on that.
 
2012-09-14 05:48:29 PM  
As long as this means no other OEMs can use this technology, I'm a-ok with this patent.

Because if you buy into Apple, you deserve whatever Apple chooses to saddle you with.

/deal with the devil and you deal on HIS terms
 
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