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  1. #1
    Bjorn
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    Your Sony Ericsson Cell phone might be banned according to Gartner
    Full story http://www.phonecontent.com/bm/news/gnews/181.shtml





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  2. #2
    Olaf Peuss
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    Re: Camera phones suggested banned

    Bjorn schrieb:

    > Your Sony Ericsson Cell phone might be banned according to Gartner
    > Full story http://www.phonecontent.com/bm/news/gnews/181.shtml


    Not just SE camera phones but all other camera phones as well: Motorola,
    Nokia, Siemens, Sagem, Philips, ...

    Kind regards,
    Olaf

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    smstextaddict.co.uk
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    Re: Camera phones suggested banned

    and it also mentions the keyring cameras too, about time this was
    brought into the equation instead of everyone ratting and raving on
    about camera phones.
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  4. #4
    Tony Clark
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    Re: Camera phones suggested banned

    Of course it's not just the cameras that are security risks. Any phone that
    has IR or Bluetooth capabilities could be considered a risk. I can imagine
    also that smart phones are going to be problematic as well especially if
    they have SD or CF slots built into them. It goes without saying that you'll
    have the same issues with PDAs with cameras, BT, Ir and memory card slots.

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    > brought into the equation instead of everyone ratting and raving on
    > about camera phones.
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  5. #5
    Olaf Peuss
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    Re: Camera phones suggested banned

    Tony Clark wrote:

    > Of course it's not just the cameras that are security risks. Any phone that
    > has IR or Bluetooth capabilities could be considered a risk. I can imagine
    > also that smart phones are going to be problematic as well especially if
    > they have SD or CF slots built into them. It goes without saying that you'll
    > have the same issues with PDAs with cameras, BT, Ir and memory card slots.


    Well, that's all very true and worth considering. If you see every
    employee in a company as a criminal and data chief whose only interest
    lies in selling company secrets to competitors, you should start
    installing security locks like they have them at airports and search
    every member of staff from top to toe before they're allowed to enter
    the company buildings in the morning and also before they're allowed to
    leave in the afternoon/evening.
    You shouldn't be too astonished, however, if within a period of six
    months or so, all your "good people" will have probably handed in their
    resignations and found work with other companies.

    I would like to draw your attention back to the article referred to in
    the original post: it stated very clearly that thighter security
    regulations alone wouldn't help solve any problems. It's more a question
    of corporate culture than of banning technical devices.


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  6. #6
    Dan Altemyr
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    Re: Camera phones suggested banned

    This discussion is interesting! A couple of months ago, when I was
    considering buying a T610, I asked the security department at the place
    where I work, if phones with cameras were OK, since I know that cameras have
    been forbidden always. The answer I got was a little strange, I think: "As
    long as you don't use the camera, the camera phone is allowed". Maybe I
    should bring my old Canon EOS 650 with me every day at work. If anyone asks,
    I just say "I'm not using it". Or how about bringing a handgranade on the
    next flight? Try "I'm not using it" ;-) I think the answer I got from the
    security deparment was stated the way it was in order to not irritate all
    executives that have their p800:s and p900:s



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  7. #7
    Mr Rip Curl
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    Re: Camera phones suggested banned

    "Dan Altemyr" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > This discussion is interesting! <snip>


    It is not just companies worried about their little secrets getting
    out that are banning the ubiquitous camera mobile but many semi-public
    places as well. Here in Australia you generally cannot bring them into
    swimming pool or gym areas. You'll get into trouble carrying them on
    the beach if there is a kiddies' surf carnival on as well. If you are
    a lawyer or other visitor to the Court system the authorities will
    regard the device primarily as a camera and confiscate them until you
    leave whereas those of us with non-camera phones can make and receive
    calls in Court precincts to our hearts' content (but not the Courtroom
    itself naturally). The list goes on.



  8. #8
    Juergen Nickelsen
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    Re: Camera phones suggested banned

    "Dan Altemyr" <[email protected]> writes:

    > "As long as you don't use the camera, the camera phone is
    > allowed". [...] I think the answer I got from the security
    > deparment was stated the way it was in order to not irritate all
    > executives that have their p800:s and p900:s


    Same with the company I work for. But I think the main point is not
    about irritating the executives; this regulation merely acknowledges
    the reality that it has become difficult to find a phone with an
    up-to-date feature set *without* a camera.

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    going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as
    they fly overhead. -- RFC 1925



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