Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday January 02, 2013

RIM Granted 'Inconspicuous Use Of Cameras' Patent

RIM has been granted a patent on "inconspicuous use of cameras?" Ummm, is it just me, or does this sound like an anit-upskirt / anti-creepshot patent. eek!

The tool would be in line with the company's mission to protect corporations from security vulnerabilities, which include not only unauthorized access to data, but also leaks from employees. According to the patent, "the camera restriction prevents a user from taking a picture of a subject if the device has not been steadily focused on the subject in question for a predetermined period of time."