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Apple apply for a patent on ways to disable/track iPhones & iPads
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August 23, 2010
6:11 PM
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article over on


I'm less disturbed by the fact that a phone can be disabled/tracked (and person using it recorded) remotely than by the fact that (if I read the article correctly), this may be intended to be done without the iPhone being reported stolen Surprised.


depending on how this is handled/reported, there could be interesting times for Apple.

(especially as I doubt a device needs to be jailbroken for this tracking/disabiling software to affect a iPhone or iPad)

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August 23, 2010
7:10 PM
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Well, all phones can be tracked. I am actually genuinely surprised that Apple does not already have one of these in operation. Apple is the most control freak company in existence, and its one of the reasons I don’t like them. Its as if they learned nothing from 3 (or was it 16?) previous generations of iphone jailbreaking. I think that whole “stolen” part is just a cover. Apple really just wants to punish people who use their devices in a manner not prescribed by them. (Sony has the exact same battle on their hands.) They say its illegal, but it actually is not. The real loser in this whole ordeal is AT&T, who has to sit around and let the “adults” sort this out. And from what I read in other articles, Apple is fighting a losing battle.

I’m mostly scared that this could allow them to record your voice and picture, presumably without you knowing. Using your heartbeat to identify you is, frankly, a dumb idea. Your heartbeat is always changing, and it changes according to a daily cycle too.

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