Apple employee who demands to remain anonymous
Sept. 17, 2014
This better be a fucking joke/rumor.
Apple holds a patent which mentions that its technology could have applications for law enforcement and government security. For example, the patent description notes that covert ‘police or government operations may require complete ‘blackout’ conditions.’
This little tidbit sold me on the Galaxy over the iPhone for my next phone since I’m due for an upgrade.
If true, this is horrifying.
"Excessive lighting emanating from wireless devices can also create disruption in dark environments. While it is well known that excessive or bright lighting in a movie theater can spoil the mood of certain movies, excessive lighting can also become a more serious issue in other contexts. For example, darkrooms used to develop film can only tolerate very low amounts of ambient lighting. Some biological labs also require low levels of lighting in certain instances (for example, as in the growth of light-sensitive bacteria). Covert police or government operations may require complete “blackout” conditions. A person’s sleep can even be interrupted by a bright flashing or modulating display (such as to indicate an incoming call).”
The patent is literally describing a “blackout,” as in not letting the phone light up, not blacking out cell coverage or WiFi. Read the links, don’t just control-f “police”(via nchuandzel)
- outfit game: on point
- mental health game: ?????