Saturday , July 20 2024

Beepin’ Yo Ass

In Korea everyone is running around like they have kimchi in their shorts, snapping photos with their camera-phones, including where they oughtn’t. So now the handsets have to go “beep”:

    Alarmed at the use of camera phones to catch individuals in compromising situations, South Korea has ordered manufacturers to ensure that all new handsets emit a beep whenever a picture is taken.

    In one notable case, a woman used her camera phone to snap naked women in one of the country’s popular public sauna baths, and then sold the photographs to a website.

    “New camera-equipped phones are required to make a sound with at least a 65-decibel level when a picture is taken and the function can’t be switched off if users change their phone to a silent mode,” the telecommunications ministry said in a statement.

    ….Over the past year, South Koreans have bought more than four million camera-equipped phones and it is commonplace to see people taking pictures of their friends, themselves and just about anything else in view. [Wired]

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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