23 Jun '11, 3pm

Apple Files Patent For iPhone "Kill Switch" | Care2 Causes

Apple Files Patent For iPhone "Kill Switch" | Care2 Causes

notes that, while also potentially delighting development concertgoers “fed up with their view being blocked by a sea of glowing mobile phone screens,” the real guns behind the new technology are broadcasters whom Apple seeks to “placate” as they are “upset that members of the public are posting footage of events on websites including YouTube when they have bought the exclusive rights.” But the technology for this “remote kill switch” is far more sinister in a Big Brother-ish kind of way, as Karr describes:

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/apple-files-patent-for-iphone...

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