Anti-photo shield on $1.2B Yacht of Russian Billionaire

Roman Abramovich, Russian billionaire has a new addition built in to his 557-foot $1.2 billion yacht. The yacht set sail with a slew of show-off features, from two helipads, two swimming pools and six-foot movie screens in all guest cabins, to a mini-submarine and missile-proof windows to combat piracy. Along with these expensive toys, Ambramovich has installed an anti-paparazzi “shield”. Lasers […]

Roman Abramovich, Russian billionaire has a new addition built in to his 557-foot $1.2 billion yacht. The yacht set sail with a slew of show-off features, from two helipads, two swimming pools and six-foot movie screens in all guest cabins, to a mini-submarine and missile-proof windows to combat piracy. Along with these expensive toys, Ambramovich has installed an anti-paparazzi “shield”. Lasers sweep the surroundings and when they detect a CCD, they fire a bolt of light right at the camera to obliterate any photograph. According to the Times, these don’t run all the time, so friends and guests should still be able to grab snaps. Instead, they’ll be activated when guards spot the scourge of professional photography, paparazzi, loitering nearby, reports.