Originally Posted by cipp
The hilarious part about this is that most of this fear could be alleviated by adding a simple low power LED indicator on the side when recording. I'm not sure what genius thought it would be a great idea to not include one. Regardless of the privacy rights of us and businesses the indicator should have been put there just as a courtesy to everyone around you. I know I'd sure like to at least know
you're filming.. with a cell phone you're kind of obvious when filming if you want to get a clear shot
There is an LED while recording. Most people in this thread don't have a clue what they're talking about.
All situations put forward can already be done. Private conversations can be recorded with your phone's microphone. If you think this is gonna be used to snap some kind of privacy invading photo of people, that could already be done. Would you question someone walking around with a DSLR taking photos in a public space?
The world also does not have a vendetta against you.
* imagine your friend is walking down the street and he bro-touches your hand by mistake.. you say "fag" as a joke, its recorded and all of a sudden your a homophobe
No one cares if you call your friend a fag. If they do, they're not going to be able to get enough publicity with the footage for anyone else to care.
If someone catches you on footage doing something embarrassing in public, guess what? You're in public. People see other people do stupid things every day. Maybe they laugh at it, they certainly don't try to capture it and ruin your life with it.
Stop being so damn paranoid.