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Apple 'traitorware' can take your photo and shut down your jailbroken iPhone, iPad

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posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 01:11 AM
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Apple 'traitorware' can take your photo and shut down your jailbroken iPhone, iPad


ww w.news.com.au

APPLE has been accused of creating "traitorware" for trying to patent security software that tracks down people who jailbreak their iPhones and iPads and locks them out of their devices.

Jailbreaking allows users to access software and features for their devices that have not been sanctioned by Apple.
(visit the link for the full news article)



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posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 01:11 AM
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This is ridiculous! Not only can the 'traitorware' take flashless pictures of your face, it can also access your personal data and record your voice if Apple decide that you are an 'unauthorised' user of an Apple device.

Who cares if Steve Jobs can spy on you. So long as you look trendy and are impressing your friends with your new hand held gadgetry in the process!

It gives new meaning to the behaviour often witnessed in people brandishing new Apple products,

"I have a new iPhone... look at me everyone!"

IRM


ww w.news.com.au
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 01:23 AM
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Does anyone know the patent pending number for this
apple traitorware??



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 01:25 AM
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Odds are that every single site you visit on the iPhone or iPad is being recorded and automatically uploaded to a Govt controlled cpu room inside Apple hq's. They also are able to know at anytime where you are and will use said info against you.

That new tabletop cpu also employs similiar tech.

Also, expect to be banned from accesing any site that is hypocritical of Apple itself or any of it's partners.

[edit on 26-8-2010 by TheImmaculateD1]



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 01:30 AM
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Originally posted by InfaRedMan


This is ridiculous! Not only can the 'traitorware' take flashless pictures of your face, it can also access your personal data and record your voice if Apple decide that you are an 'unauthorised' user of an Apple device.

Who cares if Steve Jobs can spy on you. So long as you look trendy and are impressing your friends with your new hand held gadgetry in the process!

It gives new meaning to the behaviour often witnessed in people brandishing new Apple products,

"I have a new iPhone... look at me everyone!"

IRM


ww w.news.com.au
(visit the link for the full news article)


Screw iPhone. It's all about the Nexus-One by Google. That's what I'm getting whenever I replace the phone I have now. If not--I'll get a different phone that runs off Android.

The only time I'm going to Jailbreak something is with an iPod Touch. So I got nothing to worry about. People ask me "Why do you have two phones?" I say "Well it's because I'm pimp like that, holmes!" Followed by "Seriously. One is my actual phone. The other one is just an MP3-player/PDA. Holla!"





posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 01:30 AM
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Someone had already started a thread on this: Apple seeking "Spyware Patent".

Pretty scary stuff.

--airspoon



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 01:30 AM
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Just because they patent it does not mean they will use it,
perhaps they are patenting just to prevent other companies/government agencies from developing such software,
Doubtful, but plausible



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 01:35 AM
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"Steve Jobs is a fruit!"

OHHHH!!! LOOK AT ME!!! I'M DISSING APPLE!!! lololol!


Try and shut down my iPod touch now! Come on! Man up, holmes!



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 01:40 AM
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Originally posted by AmmonSeth
Just because they patent it does not mean they will use it,


That's like saying we've patented this contraption call the tractor but I doubt anyone will ever use it to plough fields.

IRM



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 02:07 AM
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Just a few reasons why "Friends don't let friends do fruit on the box".
Apple is all proprietary goodies, I prefer the open source realm as it is controlled by the users, that and pc clones are alot less expensive to buy/build.
Of course Apple does have a "Powerful" processor much more so than AMD or Intel but even with all of that power macs crash more than Lindsey Lohan on a saturday night binge.



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 02:07 AM
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Well I'd say that's one reason not to own a Apple product. It's almost like they want to create their own laws, investigate them, then enforce them. Being the judge and jury and then issuing you your sentence.

Luckily, I don't use Apple products, I just hope other companies don't decide to follow in their footsteps.

Also, you can bet your bottom dollar that this application will be used for nefarious purposes, and there's no question law enforcement will use it(illegally, or under court order, possibly the PATRIOT ACT).

Thanks for the post OP.



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 02:34 AM
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I heard that they might would be coming out with this and I disagree.

If you are going to by something you should be able to do what you want with it. Only way this would be ok is if they made everyone sign and agreement paper with thier products.



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 03:12 AM
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Thanks for the post IRM!

I do reckon it's up Apple's street to do this type of thing but the problems behind it are;

1) The right to privacy is a human right as put forward in 1947.

2) They're being used in a Paypal iTunes scam just now and so have proven that they don't have tight enough security to run something like this.

3) It's not hard to hoax servers by not supplying everything that a device is doing - mod developers will work around this in no time at all.

It is Apple though and so those who buy the products will think they are 'proper hardcore' whilst everyone else will be laughing at them for being idiots. It's funny watching Apple and the people who buy into it, seriously funny.

-m0r



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 03:13 AM
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As far as I know Apple is the only company that runs their own software on their hardware exclusively proprietary type garbage.
Although I hear there is an OS for apple within the open source community. I really have no real proof and don't care to look either as I think of mac as I do dirty underwear, I don't wanna see em and I certainly am not touching them.

If other companies decide to put spyware into their products I only believe that software would be an option as if there was spyware in a piece of hardware I would simply not buy or install those pieces.
And software is much the same, if I know of it having spyware I either disable it permanently or just use the competition.
So fear not what other companies do because the open source community is out there for us, just another reason to use their free OS and browsers and tools.



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 03:17 AM
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You would have to admit that Apple used to be the renegade thing or cool thing to do, ...until they sold out to the man anyway.

Glad I started with a IBM PC clone and kept the course.



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 03:19 AM
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This is totally absurd. One good reason to support open platforms like android, at least you know what your device does, and can modify it to do what you want.



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 03:26 AM
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I never saw it as such due to their suing Microsoft over the use of the WIMP interaction in early Windows releases claiming it was their own invention.

From the outset I've been against them.

Not saying that I'm a Microsoft fan but they did have their days as being useful to the world as oppose to Apple who are so close walled that to even ask what's in the machine gets you disciplined as a hacker.

I do like the fact that their products are made in Communist China though - gonna love the irony.

-m0r



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 05:04 AM
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And I quote from the same source as above, just in case you don't read this far....It can also record the users' voice regardless of whether they are making a phone call, monitor their internet usage and record the heartbeat and “vibration signature” of the user.

Read more: www.news.com.au... lEeVRD


I'm sorry record the "vibration signature" of the user what the Funk is that about; anyone? i mean I know we are just a bunch of waves and particles vibrating but really they can record my frequency and then what, cancel me out?



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 05:12 AM
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Was this word just invented or has there been older examples of "traitorware"?



posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 05:17 AM
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Originally posted by Marked One

Screw iPhone. It's all about the Nexus-One by Google. That's what I'm getting whenever I replace the phone I have now. If not--I'll get a different phone that runs off Android.



My HD2 has awesome hardware and can dual boot to Android and WinMo. Take the hardware and make it do what YOU want it to.



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