Apple’s recent patent (the one that switches off your iPhone’s imaging capabilities), if implemented, will give governments and other ‘bodies’ control of your iPhone’s camera and video functions.
Word is getting out about Apple’s “bizarre” patent for technology that would enable corporations to remotely disable iPhone cameras.
Opposition to this patent — even if the technology is theoretical — is coming from all sides. Imagine if the governments of Egypt or Libya had this technology during the Arab Spring, or if law enforcement use it to block documentation of police abuse… It’s pretty easy to imagine why this patent is a bad thing.
We’re urging Steve Jobs to pull the plug on this technology. Sign our letter.