Well, there is a low tech and a hi tech solution to this problem ...
Hi tech solution:
an AI chip recognising the female human form and deny such photos to be
Lo tech solution:
whenever the camera is used it will make a noticeable alert noise so as
to notify possible victims of the "wicked" purpetrators
On Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at 10:39 , Arjen van Blokland wrote:
> ABU DHABI - Saudi Arabia is being urged to ban a new cellular phone
> that can
> be used to take digital photographs.
> The reason: Saudi men have been reported to use the high tech phones to
> surreptitiously photograph women.
> Religious police have already confiscated shipments of the new cellular
> phones. Officials said Saudi women had complained that young Saudi men
> slipping the devices into facilities reserved for women and secretly
> photographs, Middle East Newsline reported.
> Religious police chief Ibrahim Al Ghaith, has urged the kingdom to ban
> phones. The phones are being distributed by numerous dealers, including
> Saudi Ericsson, where they are said to be a popular item among Saudi
> Saudi officials do not expect a decision to ban the cellular phones.
> They are capable of taking more than 280 digital photographs and cost
> than $400.
> One concern is that Saudi men have slipped the cellular phones into
> halls reserved for women. Saudi Arabia is a segregated society and
> women in
> public are completely covered by a veil and robe.
> Authorities said they would arrest those using the cellular phones to
> photograph women. So far, no arrests have been reported. Saudi clerics
> their supporters have tried to ban developments in technology on grounds
> that they could be used to violate Islamic law. These include such
> appliances as telephones, mobile phones, satellite television and the
> "Of course it may be misused by some wicked people but they are very
> in number," Saudi analyst Ahmad Al Sinani told the English-language Arab
> News. "We should not exaggerate things."
Received on Wed Jul 3 05:59:37 2002