Monthly Archives: June 2016

Camera blocking technology threatens press freedom

Apple has been granted a patent for technology that could stop smartphone cameras being used at concerts. The patent describes a smartphone camera receiving coded infrared signals beamed from emitters in public places. The handset could then offer on-screen information or disable the camera functionality to stop pictures being taken. One technology journalist said […]

Australians join worldwide political awakening

Australian voters hold the leaders of both establishment parties in disdain, with polls showing Malcolm Turnbull, leader of the right-wing Liberal Party, and Bill Shorten, leader of the opposition Labor Party, heading into the election on Saturday with historically low support. Mr. Turnbull’s support has tumbled. In June, it was 48 percent, down from […]