Well damnit. I guess my voyeurism business may be dead in the water. It seems GIT—like MIT, but less Massachusetts and more Georgia—is developing a technology that will render image capturing devices useless in specific ranges. The system works by using off-the-shelf equipment to detect the image producing sensors used in digital cameras and then sends a small beam of white light at the sensor whiting out the entire image. One of the targeted uses is in movie theatres to prevent piracy. This project is far from complete though, because the algorithm for detecting the sensor is not complex enough to only detect camera sensors and not bright earrings and such. So my voyeurism business and piracy business may be in trouble? Damn you, GIT!

New System Blocks Digital Photography [Digital Photography Blog]