APPLE patents tech that would let the government DISABLE iPhone camera, video, wireless.

Obey! Big Brother!

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.”

Larry Press has posted example photos of police or government operations that would have benefited from a such a kill switch. (Via IP)

[Boing Boing]