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New “Geo Fence” Technology Lets DHS, FBI and Apple Command Your Phone’s Camera and Microphone
SHTFplan.com ^ | September 4th, 2012 | Mac Slavo

Posted on 09/16/2012 5:48:36 AM PDT by Daffynition

Two noteworthy pieces of information were made available over the weekend which further prove that our government and high technology firms are working together in an effort to expand the scope of the domestic police state.

First, Apple has been granted a new patent that allows the company to command its devices to shut down camera and microphone functionality on any iPhone or iPad based on its specific geographic location.

The technology makes it possible for the firm, at the behest of government officials, to create a “geo fence” around any venue or event which is identified as a security priority or sensitive area.

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To put it bluntly, the powers that be could control what you can and cannot document on your wireless devices according to their own whims.

Given that the major technology companies are set to make wireless connectivity a major feature of the latest cameras, this development does not bode well for photographers and citizen journalists who are already experiencing a major crackdown on their first and fourth amendment rights.

1 posted on 09/16/2012 5:48:40 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition
Slightly opposite of technology developed by Bruce Wayne in "The Dark Knight" to pinpoint the Joker within Gotham City. That technology turned every cell phone into a monitoring device. This Current Obama initiative blocks cell phones from being a monitoring device.

Two sides of the coin. Both tyrannical. One is here now. One is coming.

2 posted on 09/16/2012 5:57:39 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: Daffynition

Welcome to “The New Normal” where the FedGov and Corporations work hand-in-hand to limit the freedoms of the masses. We are being herded by both and we aren’t going like what’s at the end of the chute!


3 posted on 09/16/2012 5:58:10 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92

And is this not the materialization of Fascism ?


4 posted on 09/16/2012 5:59:55 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Daffynition
I always carry a non-phone digi camera with a nice optical zoom lense and a pretty good mic.

Might stop a few apple fanboys, but now that people have been forewarned...

5 posted on 09/16/2012 6:03:30 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Nuke Mecca.)
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To: Daffynition

Buy cheap phone with NO CAMERA.
Keep it OFF unless you need it right NOW.


6 posted on 09/16/2012 6:04:32 AM PDT by Flintlock (-THE TRUTH--It's the NEW hate speech.)
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To: Bryanw92

We were warned. ‘member this guy?

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV?id={B1C6211F-51CC-4E7A-915E-C3F07E1C44F8}&title=War-2


7 posted on 09/16/2012 6:08:06 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“Slightly opposite of technology developed by Bruce Wayne in “The Dark Knight” to pinpoint the Joker within Gotham City. That technology turned every cell phone into a monitoring device. This Current Obama initiative blocks cell phones from being a monitoring device.
Two sides of the coin. Both tyrannical. One is here now. One is coming.”

If they can turn them off then they can turn them on. Saying they can turn them off is just an easier sell to the sheeple.


8 posted on 09/16/2012 6:20:53 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: Daffynition
Putting your phone in "airplane mode" should take care of that issue, if it's ever implemented. Apple and other companies get a lot of patents that are never used. There's at least one legitimate purpose for that sort of thing, though, and that's disabling photos at military installations etc.

As to all the Apple IDs that were released, the idea that they came from an FBI computer's been debunked. It was a Florida software company instead:

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/national_world/2012/09/11/apple-ids-not-stolen-from-fbi-laptop.html

9 posted on 09/16/2012 6:20:58 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty (Pray for America!!!)
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To: fella
"If they can turn them off then they can turn them on."

Not inside a Faraday cage. They might become popular as a phone storage option... ;-)

10 posted on 09/16/2012 6:23:51 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty (Pray for America!!!)
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To: Flintlock

Because this is an Apple patent, buy a phone with all the features you want as long as it is not an iPhone and you should be OK.


11 posted on 09/16/2012 6:24:23 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Daffynition

Yay Apple...


12 posted on 09/16/2012 6:34:05 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: knarf

That is exactly an expression of fascism.


13 posted on 09/16/2012 6:40:31 AM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: Sirius Lee

Ooooh, you are so smart.


14 posted on 09/16/2012 6:41:59 AM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: dangerdoc
"Because this is an Apple patent, buy a phone with all the features you want as long as it is not an iPhone and you should be OK."

Um...no. The patent relates to location, but any manufacturer could implement (today) the ability to turn on the camera and/or microphone on a smartphone remotely. Everything is already controlled by onboard software.

They could even do it very sneakily, just a quick message to switch on recording, save the recording to local storage, then upload it later whenever you're actually making a call. That would work even if the conversation of interest happened in a bunker/SCIF etc.

15 posted on 09/16/2012 7:10:49 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty (Pray for America!!!)
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To: Daffynition

It is only a patent, not an existing app/device! Patents are not necessarlily implimented in any future device. IPhones currently do not have this “feature”, nor is it inevitable that future devices will have it ever. And others like Andriod and Google will be hot on the trail if and when this “feature” becomes popular.


16 posted on 09/16/2012 7:11:12 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Daffynition

Of course this violates the First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments, but not a single voice of objection from our worthless representatives.


17 posted on 09/16/2012 7:21:55 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: ClearCase_guy

They’ve had the ability to use built in diagnostic code to turn them ON without your knowledge for a while now. Easy flip side of that would be this...

“it’s not a question of if you are paranoid. It’s if you are paranoid Enough.” /Strange Days


18 posted on 09/16/2012 7:29:41 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Daffynition

I will not be shut down, at least not this way. Everyone I know uses their camera on their phone, except me. I have a very small camera that I carry with me all the time. I’ll be taking pictures of that event if I am close enough to see it.


19 posted on 09/16/2012 7:34:35 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Daffynition
The technology makes it possible for the firm, at the behest of government officials, to create a “geo fence” around any venue or event which is identified as a security priority or sensitive area.

If government officials didn't intend to be breaking the law, they would have nothing to fear from people recording their actions.

20 posted on 09/16/2012 7:37:41 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Daffynition
....Apple has been granted a new patent that allows the company to command its devices to shut down camera and microphone functionality on any iPhone or iPad based on its specific geographic location.

The technology makes it possible for the firm, at the behest of government officials, to create a “geo fence” around any venue or event which is identified as a security priority or sensitive area.

Robocop
"What's the matter, officer? I'll tell you what's the matter. It's a little insurance policy called "Directive 4." My little contribution to your psychological profile. Any attempt to arrest a senior officer of OCP results in shutdown.

"What did you think? That you were an ordinary police officer? You're our product. And we can't have our products turning against us."


21 posted on 09/16/2012 7:46:39 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (At the end of the day, you have to worship the god who can set you on fire.)
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To: Daffynition

” The technology makes it possible for the firm, at the behest of government officials, to create a “geo fence” around any venue or event which is identified as a security...”

If the Supreme Court has determined that putting a GPS device on my car without a warrant is a violation of my property rights, then intruding in the operation of a personal electronic device is a violation of that same right.

Yet another reason to use Android.


22 posted on 09/16/2012 7:53:02 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Daffynition

The goods is I actually own two pieces of technology; one is known as a “camera”’and themother is a “digital voice recorder” both available from a spy shop named “Radio Shack” for under $30 each. Neither Apple nor the government cam control either


23 posted on 09/16/2012 7:55:42 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: Alex Murphy

24 posted on 09/16/2012 8:30:33 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: muir_redwoods

LOL...*EASY*.


25 posted on 09/16/2012 8:31:29 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Dead Corpse

26 posted on 09/16/2012 8:33:49 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Flintlock

Or do what I’ve done in my paranoia, put a piece of tape over the camera lens. I’ve done the same thing on the microphone and camera on my apple monitor and laptop.

Looks a little nuts but I feel better.


27 posted on 09/16/2012 9:14:06 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: knarf

>>And is this not the materialization of Fascism ?

Yes it is. And unlike fascism of the past this one does not include a nationalist component, which is the best part of fascism. In fact, the new fascism is anti-nationalist, which is how they can make claims that “No, this isn’t fascism” and people believe it that the new fascism has to look like 1930’s Spain, Italy, and Germany; or that the new communism has to look like 1920’s USSR or 1950’s eastern Europe.

The new -isms are a mix of all the old -isms. You’d think that they’d be a best of all since they’ve been studied and debated for almost a century, but it appears that Comrade Obama is intentionally choosing the worst of each because he wants us to suffer.


28 posted on 09/16/2012 10:35:26 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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