British secret service had full access to iPhone data, tracked internet usage on phone

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: British secret service had full access to iPhone data, tracked internet usage on phone[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2011/12/iPhone4S.jpg[/newsimage]

The British secret service GCHQ used the iPhone of suspects to spy on them, the smartphone started to send data to the British agency when it was connected to an infected computer.

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#2

Trust nobody, believe nothing. :iagree:

It is supposed to be only SIS who are allowed to break the law, and even then only abroad.

But nobody in government seems to be willing (or able) to identify which pieces of legislation actually authorise GCHQ to do things that would otherwise be illegal (in this case the Computer Misuse Act 1990).

I wonder why? :rolleyes:


#4

Malicious functions like these are almost never found anywhere… except in proprietary software. If only it were possible to install FOSS operating systems on those monsterous iThings.