toggle

AAPL Stock: 102.5 ( + 0.25 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

iPhone camera removal service offered

updated 08:35 pm EDT, Mon July 2, 2007

iPhone camera removal

A number of institutions -- particularly government organizations, the military, and companies that do business with the government, including Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics -- are disallowing iPhones on their corporate campuses because of the built-in camera. We've now received reports that iResQ, which offers hardware modification for Macs, iPods and now the iPhone, will remove the iPhone's camera for $100, which includes the service fee and overnight both directions). The company is also offering same-day battery replacement, repair, and LCD replacement service for the iPhone.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. JEB

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    smashed iPhone guys

    oh oh -- lookout it's those smashing iPhone guys in disguise . . . you gotta give'm credit for quick dissassembly, 'tho!

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Ridiculous

    These "No Camera Phones" policies are ridiculous and short-sighted. If people wanted to take pictures of confidential material, they can smuggle in cameras a lot smaller than an iPhone.

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: ridiculous

    Short-sighted? Love your idea of security. Hey, they can use smaller cameras, so we should just not care and allow all cameras.

  1. dynsight

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    cell phones and cameras

    Most cell phones have cameras, so I am sure this applies to all cell phones. If I bought an iPhone, I certainly would not take it into a government facility. Many secure sites actually ban personal cell phones

  1. danviento

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Not just cameras

    are forbidden, but any kind of device that will be able to record images or store data are allowed into secure areas. I know people that when you take a CD into a room they're working in, it doesn't come out unless it's going to the smelter. Even simple meeting rooms can have the ban on visual recording devices. Trust me, there are plenty of folks who could use this service.

  1. ronjamin

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Ridiculous??????

    Some people think it's ridiculous, however, imagine our enemies hacking into some poor sap's computer that just happens to work at the Skunk Works. C'mon, your not that dumb, are you?

    Cameras in top secret or confidential organizations is Stupid!!!!!!!

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: ridiculous

    "Some people think it's ridiculous, however, imagine our enemies hacking into some poor sap's computer that just happens to work at the Skunk Works. C'mon, your not that dumb, are you?"

    I'm sure our enemies are going to take pictures with an iPhone, and not a tiny concealable camera. "C'mon, your not that dumb, are you?" [sic]

    Banning camera phones doesn't stop corporate spying. It's completely inneffective at stopping corporate espionage, and thus a waste of time to enforce the policy. Policy enforcers would better use their time to ban taking photos and performing security checks of employees exposed to sensitive information.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Life n Soul BM211 Bluetooth speaker

Bluetooth speakers aren't only for listening to some music at the park or on a long bus ride, but can also be built with tablets in m ...

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector

With high-definition televisions now the standard, 4K televisions becoming the next big thing, and plasma TVs going the way of the din ...

Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Blueto ...

toggle

Most Commented