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Visual Microphone

When will the lawsuits start?

9:46 pm on Aug 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Very cool new technology coming out:

[people.csail.mit.edu ]

In some states in the US, it is illegal to audio record someone without their consent.

With this new technology, it appears that a video recording can be used to extract audio...

I wonder how the law will be applied here?

Are the "no audio recording without consent" laws going to expand to video?

Or will the laws change and now allow audio because there is no real way to stop audio from being extracted?

I've watched a bunch of videos on YouTube about people recording their traffic stops and the police not knowing the laws and arresting people, only to found out that the police are wrong, but that is with the police.

Even now, people are upset about video (without audio) being taken of them without permission in a public place (which is apparently legal), but this kinda changes things.

I imagine a drone could now be used to record conversations via video?

I wonder how this will work out in those large cities with windows?

Not only do people need to worry about being "seen", do they now need to be concerned with private conversations in their home? (Neighbors eavesdropping...thieves...your BOSS listening in...)

I have no idea what to think of this...but it IS cool.

I imagine Congress will do the right thing and ban all video recorders and only allow still shots. I think I will buy some stock in Kodak. /sarcasm