APPLE patents tech that would let the government DISABLE iPhone camera, video, wireless.
Well isn’t this neat! Ain’t nothing like being in the middle of a protest, or you know, a Nickleback concert when all of a sudden The Man shuts down your ability to document something very gnarly. Like all ill-nasty Chad Kroeger solo. Right? I mean, that’s all we have to worry about.
Apple has a patent to disable “one or more functional or operational aspects of a wireless device, such as upon the occurrence of a certain event.” For instance, the patent states, “Covert police or government operations may require complete ‘blackout’ conditions.”