China uncovers massive underground network of Apple employees selling customers’ personal data

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  1. Aston441 macrumors 6502a

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    Chinese authorities say they have uncovered a massive underground operation run by Apple employees selling computer and phone users’ personal data.

    link:

    http://archive.is/DltN5

    I'm so glad I'm with Apple that protects my privacy unlike Google lol
     
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    How does this have anything to do with Apple's privacy policies?
     
  3. Aston441 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Privacy is now an illusion and anyone falling for Apple's marketbabkleveve about privacy is an idiot, at best.

    If Apple really wanted to protect privacy, our data wouldn't be readable to THEM either, but oh noes then legitimate lol law enforcement couldn't see it.

    When Apple talks about privacy, it is marketveve, also known as LYING.
     
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    Again ... how does this have anything to do with Apple's privacy policies? People on the inside set up a huge data mining scam to get people's information. It was a collaboration of 20+ rogue Apple employees. This has nothing to do with Apple or their pursuit of protecting people's data. This was an inside job by a bunch of jerk wads who did it for millions of dollars. I think you're very confused here.
     
  5. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    So you're blaming an entire company, and their stated privacy policy, because of some rogue employees? Sounds like cognitive distortion to me.
     
  6. Aston441 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't know the shilling was so quick in this subforum. I guess this thread will be deleted. Eventually a major news org will pick it up so it won't be in the bottle for long.

    Are all you Apple damage control peeps headed to an emergency meetup to figure out the proper direction and speed of spin lol?
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    Quick sell Apple stock now lol!!!
     
  7. UL2RA Suspended

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    There's nothing to spin except your strange conclusion from this article. The fact that you actually believe what you're saying is a bit disconcerting. You can go on believing what you like.

    I don't know why you think the thread will be deleted. The content of the article is fine. Your reaction to it is what's raising eyebrows. Maybe you need one of these:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Aston441 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Which conclusion? That if Apple truly wanted to protect privacy all data would be encrypted and unreadable by everyone including them? All they have to do is flip a switch. It's been known how to do this for decades. But they don't. Why is that?
     
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    The article said nothing about encrypted data being exposed. Things like Apple ID usernames and phone numbers aren't exactly protected by Apple's encryption methods. More importantly, this was done by rogue Apple employees that have direct access to all this information already and were selling it for millions. And, depending on how the person set up their account, some data was more accessible than others. You're making a whole lot of assumptions with what little information was given in this article ... and pretending to have some sort of inside knowledge as to what entails Apple's methods for user privacy. "Flipping a switch" ... yes ... I'm sure it's just that easy. You're being a bit alarmist here.
     
  10. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    The conclusion that all of Apple are bad because of the actions of some rogue employees. The fact that you've now brought up the encryption scenario makes me believe that you wouldn't accept any explanation that wasn't aligned with your conspiracy theories. Seriously, you should read up on cognitive distortions.. you're displaying a few types here.
     
  11. Aston441 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Misdirection. Classic technique. Lol. I guess y'all pulled it off. Won't break today. Whatever.
     
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    I'd be more inclined to engage with you if you had any idea what you were talking about.
     
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    Your're probably one of those guys who believe in Chemtrails as well...
     
  14. Tech198, Jun 9, 2017
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    dunno the answer to that, but i think the reason might be Apple why should they do it when there heaps of software out there can can encrypt it before sending, really the only thing you can say as to why Apple has not done this yet with iCloud. Also, since their focus is privacy, they probably wish to bring that more to users attention than "in place storage"
     
  15. Aston441 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ...and Apple stock down 150 last I saw. MR and other sites still not posting the news.

    Potentially EVERYONE on earth with an iPhone, including some VERY important people, have had their data stolen, yet still not a peep in the US media. Apple's force is strong.

    Edit:. AI is running with it. Here we go! I guess it had to be suppressed long enough for the important people to get out of tech stocks for a few days.
     
  16. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    More cognitive distortion. I feel the study of psychology would be greatly beneficial to you.. and to your credibility.
     
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    Two posters logically rebuffed your jumping-the-gun assumptions. And now you're just deflecting.
     
  18. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    I wouldn't exactly put "data stolen" in the same category as "accessed"..

    Just because a data breach occurs doesn't mean people automatically can access the contents.. Lastpass comes to mind..

    Until you know for sure, which we never do because we trust companies, then we have no idea if they have got the contents or not..

    Much less so for companies with a clear weak view of encryption.
     

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