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The cameraphone underground

Peter Rojas

Cameraphones being banned from gym locker rooms, factories, and classrooms isn't exactly novel anymore, but the Saudi Arabian government is taking things a step further. To enforce the kingdom-wide ban on the devices they've started going store to store, searching for the contraband goods. Given everything we've heard about crime and punishment there, it sounds like store owners caught selling cameraphones are getting off remarkably easy: confiscated handsets are re-exported and the store owners are compensated for their loss.

[Via Reiter's Camera Phone Report]

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