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HAHA a bug...... riiiiiight.. Apple will just move/encrypt/hide the data. it will still be there for law enforcement.
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this sort of works as plausible deniability?
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post #43 of 66
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this sort of works as plausible deniability?
Not really. If an investigation is put underway they will see that this feature is clearly not a bug and they would also ascertain exactly what information was being sent from the Iphone devices.

Unfortunately for apple, holding up your hands and spouting bull does not protect you.
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Not really. If an investigation is put underway they will see that this feature is clearly not a bug and they would also ascertain exactly what information was being sent from the Iphone devices.

Unfortunately for apple, holding up your hands and spouting bull does not protect you.
Didnt they..

a. patent tracking on the iPhone
b. Admit to tracking iPhone users a year ago
post #45 of 66
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[CNN] Apple blames iPhone tracking file on 'bug'
Anyone else read "Apple blames Apple"?
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If this is a bug, I don't think Apple handled it any better then they could have. They're a company based on 70% looks, and 30% performance. All based on price and popularity. A "bug" is the excuse till they can release an update that finds a way to "hide" their mistake before the hole gets deeper.
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post #47 of 66
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Didnt they..

a. patent tracking on the iPhone
b. Admit to tracking iPhone users a year ago
Well if they did, then why then later call it a bug ? I think Apple is trying to get out of a tight squeeze, they know what they were doing was not either moral or legal and they are getting backlash from it.

I doubt they would patent something and admit to tracking a year a go and then call it a ''Bug'', however this is Apple

Either way if tracking was a feature, Apple should have made it PAINFULLY clear that you will be tracked. Smallprint in my eyes is a crafty get out clause. Things as important as tracking and privacy usage should be in BIG BOLD print so you know what you are accepting.
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I guess Apple patents bugs all the time.

Location Histories for Location Aware Devices
http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-...DN/20110051665
^This. People really need to see this and understand Apple did this intentionally for the data trade.
     
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Apple: We're going to fix this.
Translation: We'll just have to hide this "feature" better.
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post
Apple: We're going to fix this.
Translation: We'll just have to hide this "feature" better.
That's probably what will come out of it since they've invested a patent in it. Is it me or has Advertising become the backbone of the US economy?
     
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