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Hidden iOS Services Bypass Security
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gpickles
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gpickles,
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7/21/2014 | 6:49:13 PM
Re: Why is acceptable to betray your customers?
But cars, at least those built in the last 15, years DO carry surveillance technology. It's essentially like an airliner "black box" that records all sorts of information about your car, including: speed, acceleration/deceleration, throttle/brake application, steering wheel angle, and various other telemetry data for the last several minutes of travel (I forget how long). Law enforcement often uses this information when analyzing an accident or performing other forensics. And soon insurance companies will give you a discount for carrying a GPS transponder to monitor your speed and location (or, in other words, those who don't want to be monitored will pay more). People gladly accept these things for the sake of convenience and saving money. George Orwell is shaking his head.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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7/21/2014 | 5:04:51 PM
Re: Why is acceptable to betray your customers?
It's not acceptable, and if Microsoft or Google were the snooper in question, people would screaming a whole lot louder. Can't say I get the appeal of iThings, but you have to hand it to Apple. It's got some strong Kool-Aid.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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7/21/2014 | 4:51:24 PM
Why is acceptable to betray your customers?
People would be up in arms if they learned the home they bought or the car they bought carried surveillance technology that authorities could enable at their convenience. Yet somehow it's acceptable in electronic devices?

Apple says it "designed the iOS platform with security at its core." It sounds like what Apple meant is that it designed the iOS platform with security that can be ignored.
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