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  • Sep 4th, 2012 @ 10:39am

    Corrupt App Developer...?

    To everyone asserting that Apple/a Telco/the NSA must have given this data to the FBI: please see GeordiEnGorge's comment on this Gawker story: http://gawker.com/5940273/anonymous-demands-to-see-gawker-writer-in-ballet-tutu-for-more-information -on-massive-fbi-hack

    "...given the number which is no where near how many iOS devices exist, and given Apple banned developers from using those IDs over 6 months ago, something makes me suspect the FBI was getting the IDs passed on to them from a shady app developer who was using the IDs to identify specific iOS devices who installed the app."
    I don't know enough about Apple products to add much myself. However, isn't it broadly known that their app ecosystem is insecure enough that it could have been a very minor player acting poorly, rather than anyone major?

  • Aug 2nd, 2012 @ 12:43pm

    Copy Editing

    Sorry guys. I know copy editing blog posts is normally interpreted as dickery. Please take my word for it that I intend no discourtesy.

    "...plays a role in his story. A snipped from that New Yorker piece..."

    Just going by context, that should read "A snippeT from..."

    More distressingly, there are errors in your transcription of the filing itself:

    "Plaintiff contents that the actions taken against her constitution retaliation"

    Should read "contenDs" and "constitutE".

    Please feel free to correct and delete this. I don't need credit for catching these. Thanks.