Hacking group leaks 1 million Apple user IDs

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    Why am I not surprised?
     
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    This must be a big bubble burst to everyone who thinks Apple products are so impervious. :laugh:
     
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    Anything a person can make, another person can break into.
     
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    Naw, it's probably just another one of those looney conspiracy theories. I trust the government and corporate media to keep me fully informed and safe from these kinds of threats. :rolleyes:

    But . . .

    If it is genuine, and there is no reason to believe it is not, this case once again goes to show that whether it be mandatory Homeland security alerts, wirelessly disabling your communications on a whim, or secretly tracking you where ever you go, the rise of smart phones brings with it a huge threat to privacy and the rights of the individual.

    Again, this is another case not of smart phones and technology in general being intrusive, but of the technology being co-opted and abused by those who could care less for the constitutional rights of free Americans.

    Below is a recent video detailing how two security researchers discovered that Apple’s iPhone keeps track of a user’s location and saves that information to a file that is stored both on the device and on a user’s computer when they sync or back it up in iTunes.

    The researchers, Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan, discovered the hidden file while collaborating on a potential data visualization project. “At first we weren’t sure how much data was there, but after we dug further and visualised the extracted data, it became clear that there was a scary amount of detail on our movements,” Warden told The Guardian.

    As we reported at the time, the controversy was treated as a shocking revelation by the media, and yet since October 2001, the FCC has mandated that all wireless carriers track the location of their users down to within 50 feet.

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    Seems our goverment is now the overly attached girlfriend.:type:
     
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