DHS bans photos of clocks, watches, and other timepieces.

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued new guidelines prohibiting photos of clocks, watches, and other timepieces because of concern that these photos will provide aid to terrorist organizations seeking to create clocks that look like bombs. This new regulations prohibits taking, editing, or storing photographs that provide information on timekeeping. Google is reportedly working to remove all photos of clocks and watches from its image database. When asked about other timepieces, DHS Secretary John Irving indicated that photos of sundials and hourglasses are also prohibited since they can be used to conceal explosive devices.

Note added September 26, 2015: This article is based on 14-year old Ahmed Mohamed who was arrested in Irving, Texas for building a clock that his teacher thought was a bomb. For more details see Muslim teen Ahmed Mohamed creates clock, shows teachers, gets arrested.

About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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3 Responses to DHS bans photos of clocks, watches, and other timepieces.

  1. Liesel nobles says:

    this is a joke, right?

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