Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Sep 2012 09:00 UTC
Apple This could be big - although just how big remains unclear. "There you have. 1,000,001 Apple Devices UDIDs linking to their users and their APNS tokens. The original file contained around 12,000,000 devices. We decided a million would be enough to release. We trimmed out other personal data as, full names, cell numbers, addresses, zipcodes, etc." How did AntiSec get this data (they claim)? From an FBI laptop. Why an FBI laptop would have a file with personal information on 12 million iOS users, we don't know - especially since 10000 of them are Dutch/Belgian, and last I checked, those do not fall under FBI jurisdiction. Did the FBI obtain it from an application developer, or from Apple itself? Then again - 12 million users? From a single iOS developer? I find that hard to believe.
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Wait, leaks of *my* information?
by vaette on Tue 4th Sep 2012 09:12 UTC
vaette
Member since:
2008-08-09

I thought information wanted to be free? The new more transparent society is coming.

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emphyrio Member since:
2007-09-11

"Information doesn't want to be free, people do."
- Cory Doctorow

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Information wants to turn into entropy

--Thermodynamics

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jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

"People caught freeing information will lose their personal freedom."

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

This kind of news makes me glad I ditched Apple a while back. Though, this kind of thing is possible via Microsoft as well I'm sure.

I guess it's fortunate that I've recently been given an extra laptop that happens to be nearly 100% hardware supported on Haiku as well as most flavors of GNU/Linux. The sweet, sweet irony? It's a Sony Vaio. F*ck.

Edited 2012-09-04 11:00 UTC

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Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Full quote:
"On the one hand information wants to be expensive, because it's so valuable. The right information in the right place just changes your life. On the other hand, information wants to be free, because the cost of getting it out is getting lower and lower all the time. So you have these two fighting against each other." -Stewart Brand

"Information wants to be free" means that data, now that it is easily duplicable and transferable, cannot be kept under locks. It will "break free" sooner or later.

Edited 2012-09-04 13:07 UTC

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