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Seemed innocent until you think about it. Read on:
I’m a stockholder, but I deem this invention patented by Apple — allowing remote control or shut down of the camera on your phone — to be an Orwellian nightmare.There are some possible compromises - e.g. letting venue owners set up a zone wherein phone cams degrade down to “Citizen Mode” at say 1 megapixel. But no, I don’t want anything at all.

Dig this well. I have called it the most important civil liberties matter in our lifetimes -- certainly in thirty years -- even though it was hardly covered by the press. In 2013 both the U.S. courts and the Obama Administration declared it to be "settled law" that a citizen has the right to record his or her interactions with police in public places.

No single matter could have been more important because it established the most basic right of "sousveillance" or looking-back at power, that The Transparent Society is all about. It is also fundamental to freedom, for in altercations with authority, what other recourse can a citizen turn to, than the Truth?

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/01/cops-and-us-keeping-eye-on-each-other.html

One of the chants at Black Lives Matter rallies should be “Give Us More Tech!” Which is short for: “Oh so NOW you believe us, now that we can take pictures of what we went through for generations?” Well, yes. Then become nerds! Use cameras to fight back, a lot safer and more effective and modern than guns.

But none of that will be possible when elites - like the state - can shut down our phone-cams. So make a habit of keeping some old fashioned cameras around! And count on technology to give us so many eyes that this trick will sink into obscurity.
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NYTimes: Arms Control Groups Urge Human Control of Robot Weaponry
This is terrifying. And predicted by Daniel Suarez's book Kill Decision.
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Check out this video on YouTube: why encryption matters
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