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RIM Patents Ability to Cut Down On Enterprise BlurryCam Image Leaks

Blurrycam Patent

RIM has long catered to the industries that fear cameras due to leaks. Until now they have done things like allow enterprises to disable cameras via policy or simply buy a device sans camera. Now a new patent spotted by Engadget shows off an alternative RIM worked on. It intends to put an end to “inconspicuous” pictures (read blurrycam prototype shots) by restricting the camera in a certain way. In short:

"the camera restriction prevents a user from taking a picture of a subject if the device has not been steadily focused on the subject in question for a predetermined period of time."

In other words IT policy could require the camera to focus longer than the time needed for a blurrycam shot. This would obviously be annoying for regular pictures but its better than no camera at all. Check out the patent at the USPTO here.

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  1. There should be a lockout feature that prevents the camera from being used during work out.

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