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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Typical Apple
by benali72 on Wed 5th Sep 2012 05:44 UTC
benali72
Member since:
2008-05-03

Thank goodness Apple keeps track of devices and their owners, as well as their cell phone locations!

When it comes to Apple and privacy, the customer comes last.

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RE: Typical Apple
by darknexus on Wed 5th Sep 2012 05:59 in reply to "Typical Apple"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Thank goodness Apple keeps track of devices and their owners, as well as their cell phone locations!

Not to put too fine a point on it, but if you carry a cel phone, you can be tracked. Period. Whether it's Apple (insert other cel phone manufacturer here as well)or your carrier, a stocker interested in you or even the government. If you don't want to be tracked, you had better ditch that cel phone right now, whether it's a smartphone or the dumbest feature phone one can still buy. If it connects to those towers, you can be found.

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RE[2]: Typical Apple
by zima on Sun 9th Sep 2012 04:17 in reply to "RE: Typical Apple"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Switched off virtually all the time, a mobile phone still has plenty of utility... and any possible tracking is much less severe.

You don't even need a SIM card, not even a prepaid one, for some of the more notable utility - any GSM phone will dial 112 even without SIM, or even if its locked.

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