Unfortunately an update to this story:
"The linear nature of news is disrupted": "Does a story exist without pictures?"
This is the final sign, the ultimate "Hello, I´ve lost the control what you guys are doing, so I have to ban the devices capable to record your behaviour and my incompetence to control you."
AFP has a report that Rumsfeld ordered the ban of cameraphones in US army installations in Iraq:
London - Cellphones fitted with digital cameras have been banned in US army installations in Iraq on orders from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, The Business newspaper reported on Sunday.
Quoting a Pentagon source, the paper said the US defence department believes that some of the damning photos of US soldiers abusing Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad were taken with camera phones.
"Digital cameras, camcorders and cellphones with cameras have been prohibited in military compounds in Iraq," it said, adding that a "total ban throughout the US military" is in the works.
Disturbing new photos of Iraqi prisoner abuse, which the US government had reportedly tried to keep hidden, were published Friday in the Washington Post newspaper. (News24.com and similar News.com.au and also).
In the war (our) Sousveillance against (their) Surveillance [Link to this topic] they may have some news laws and orders. But this doesn´t alter the facts.
The problem are not the cameraphones. The problem is what they watch - Rumsfeld cannot control this.
"We're functioning ... in the Information Age, where people are running around with digital cameras and taking these unbelievable photographs and then passing them off, against the law, to the media, to our surprise, when they had not even arrived in the Pentagon," Rumsfeld said. (Newsday.com)
It's sometimes difficult to tell without a close inspection whether a mobile phone has a camera or not. The proliferation of small, easily concealed and readily networked digital cameras is a headache for those trying to keep some degree of privacy in the world and a nightmare for those trying to keep some degree of secrecy in it. (worldchanging.com)
The other point of view by THE DAILY FARCE: "New Abuse Pictures Emerge; Rumself Prohibits Digital Cameras In Iraq"