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Apple caught by hackers spying its users doing... Anything!

Summary

 

You've been deceived. Apple has been spying on its users.

 

Thanks to skilled programmers who noticed this behaviour and have published a data dump which proves that Apple is literally watching you do... everything.

Apple has been collecting data on things such as every program you open on 11.0 Big Sur: Date, Time, Computer, ISP, City, State, Application Hash.

Apple is sending this data unencrypted to their own servers, which is how they got caught when their own server crashed.

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  1. These OCSP requests are transmitted unencrypted. Everyone who can see the network can see these, including your ISP and anyone who has tapped their cables.

  2. These requests go to a third-party CDN run by another company, Akamai.

  3. Since October of 2012, Apple is a partner in the US military intelligence community’s PRISM spying program, which grants the US federal police and military unfettered access to this data without a warrant, any time they ask for it. In the first half of 2019 they did this over 18,000 times, and another 17,500+ times in the second half of 2019.

 

My thoughts

I think it was always obvious that Apple or any other larger company suggesting they'd care about data privacy of their customers is mostly just marketing speech. Especially since they started their own ad network.

 

Sources

https://sneak.berlin/20201112/your-computer-isnt-yours/

 

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25074959

 

https://mobile.twitter.com/llanga/status/1326989724704268289

 

 

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This has been reported on already here: 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Skiiwee29 said:

This has been reported on already here: 

 

 

 

Multiple times as well.

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4 minutes ago, Furiku said:

I think it was always obvious that Apple or any other larger company suggesting they'd care about data privacy of their customers is mostly just marketing speech. Especially since they started their own ad network.

Yeah, its true but its already been posted on Linus Tips

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Oh no, what's your next breaking revelation? That Google actually does read my emails and that's how they know what ads to show to me? Unthinkable!

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You realize that this entire "story" spreading around like wildfire is total misinformation, right?

 

The data is from GateKeeper, the cloud anti-malware built into Macs. It sends a hash of the program when you open it to Apple and it's checked against trusted developer certificates. If a developer gets caught releasing malicious code, Apple revokes the certificate and the App won't open.

 

You're literally whining about anti-malware functionality. This isn't even new, it's been around for almost a decade, everyone knows it exists. How this misinformation is getting regurgitated so hard right now all over social media is beyond me.

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1 minute ago, Chionele said:

Oh no, what's your next breaking revelation? That Google actually does read my emails and that's how they know what ads to show to me? Unthinkable!

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!

 

You need to start a post on that in the Tech News!

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