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Old Oct 10, 2005, 9:29 AM   #1
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I'd like your comments on this article from CBS..



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(CBS) With camera phones and small digital cameras, "No Photography" signs are popping up everywhere. But soon, there will be a way to "neutralize" cameras where photos aren't allowed.

It's never been easier to snap photos. But, what about areas where it's inappropriate or even illegal, like fitness centers, rest rooms, and especially confidential areas of business and government? So, how best to control photography? Researchers at Georgia Tech are working on a high tech solution. Since digital cameras are electronic, they emit a very low strength signal. And that signal, even though its power is minuscule, can be detected up to thirty-three feet away. The system then shoots a tightly targeted beam of light at the lens. The result: Your secret picture looks like a flashlight beam -- and nothing else. Meanwhile, Hewlett Packard is busy working on another way to remotely scramble digital camera images. Look for all this within a year.

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Old Oct 10, 2005, 10:25 AM   #2
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  • October 7, 2005
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(CBS) With camera phones and small digital cameras, "No Photography" signs are popping up everywhere. But soon, there will be a way to "neutralize" cameras where photos aren't allowed.

It's never been easier to snap photos. But, what about areas where it's inappropriate or even illegal, like fitness centers, rest rooms, and especially confidential areas of business and government? So, how best to control photography? Researchers at Georgia Tech are working on a high tech solution. Since digital cameras are electronic, they emit a very low strength signal. And that signal, even though its power is minuscule, can be detected up to thirty-three feet away. The system then shoots a tightly targeted beam of light at the lens. The result: Your secret picture looks like a flashlight beam -- and nothing else. Meanwhile, Hewlett Packard is busy working on another way to remotely scramble digital camera images. Look for all this within a year.

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Someone who wishes to use photography for illeagal or immoral purposes will soon find work-arounds for this. It will however succed in giving honest people a hard time...

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Old Oct 10, 2005, 1:21 PM   #3
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When cameras are outlawed, only outlaws will have cameras?



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Old Oct 10, 2005, 10:21 PM   #4
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Yet another way the corporate neo-facist government can control our lives.
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Old Oct 10, 2005, 11:17 PM   #5
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I generally wouldn't worry about what signs say.

Follow your conscience.

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