Tuesday, September 4, 2012

FBI collecting Apple users' personal data

The US secret police (FBI) collected some twelve million unique IDs with personal data of users of iPhone and iPad, star products of Apple Computers. A hacker group known as AntiSec had no trouble getting them and releasing a token one million of them, after removing all personal data. 

Neither the FBI nor Apple have made any comments yet. The USA is under permanent emergency legislation, renewed systematically every year since September 2011, which allows police, military and spy agencies to do as they wish or almost.

Not only the FBI was collecting this data without any sort of judicial surveillance or search order but the data was not stored securely, potentially allowing anybody with minimal technical skills to access them.

Source: Al Jazeera.

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