Russian billionaire fits mega-yacht with anti-photo shield

According to this article from Wired (found via BoingBoing) the russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has fitted his yacht with an anti-photo shield that uses lasers to overpower the CCD sensors in digital camera’s destroying any photo’s of his yacht or the guests on it.


I’m not sure exactly how or even if this works, I’m assuming the article has been “dumbed” down along the way and that actually this thing has some kind of laser (perhaps a IR one?) that over powers the sensitive CCD sensors in the camera’s probably making the yacht appear like a giant ball of light. If it is something like that it should be possible to still get a photo if the right filters where used on the camera. I doubt very much it has a laser that tracks down every camera and fires a burst at it that selectively destroys images of the yacht. Continue reading