The Camera Phone Predator Alert Act has been introduced to U.S. Congress, seeking to impose mandatory shutter sounds on all camera phones, alerting anyone “within a reasonable distance” that phone-wielding ne’er-do-wells are taking a potentially scandalous picture. A fine and classy move on the government’s part, one that many manufacturers are already taking – I know on BlackBerry at least you can’t turn the shutter sound off without the help of a third party application. Countries like South Korea have already had similar laws in place for a couple of years now, so the precedent has already been set. Hooray privacy, boo peeping toms. For a closer look at the Act’s fine print, head on over here.