Get a load of this gem, proposed in Congress by Republican Peter King of New York:

The Camera Phone Predator Alert Act

So…because sometimes predators use their cell phones to take pictures of kids, now everybody will have to pay a little more for their cell phones, so that if a predator is going to take a picture of a kid, some kind of noise will take place alerting mommies and daddies to that fact. I’m sure that this will save hundreds and hundreds of little kids from being abducted every year, if we make sure that camera phones make a noise.

Had enough yet, Republican friends?

4 responses »

  1. Graham says:

    Ah, so that’s what King is on about these days.

    Any chance of designing a phone which issues a warning when King’s arounf?

  2. Byron says:

    Now THAT would have some real value!

  3. Derlin says:

    Unfortunately politicians seem to be woefully uneducated about technology. (Not to mention that if everyone’s camera phone makes a noise, everyone will learn to ignore it.)

  4. Flash McDirt says:

    @Derlin – exactly. Honestly, how many people even look twice when a car alarm goes off? The common and normal are easily ignored.

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