Congress and Camera Phones Aren't Clicking

Today's Best Tech Deals

Picked by PCWorld's Editors

Top Deals On Great Products

Picked by Techconnect's Editors

File this under don't we have bigger things to worry about: Reports are that the US "Camera Phone Predator Alert Act" would require a cameraphone to produce an audible "click" whenever a photo is taken -- even if the camera is in silent mode. Really? This is a plague on society?

I've never been stalked, so I don't know the horror that could bring to one's life. But it seems to me we're getting along just fine while our pictures are taken a million times a day via security cameras and the like. Do those cameras need to have a click too? And, what about those times when it pays to be discrete, such as when witnessing a crime. Do you really want your camera phone "clicking" away as you photograph the perpetrators?

Congress' reason for doing so: "Congress finds that children and adolescents have been exploited by photographs taken in dressing rooms and public places with the use of a camera phone." How about some tougher laws that put these pervs away when they're caught doing this? Seems like a better solution to me.

This story, "Congress and Camera Phones Aren't Clicking" was originally published by Network World.

Note: When you purchase something after clicking links in our articles, we may earn a small commission. Read our affiliate link policy for more details.
Shop Tech Products at Amazon