Apple as a Professional in Digital Spying

A detective’s job is a risky one. Bullets and work round the clock can wear anyone out. Luckily, technological advancements offer the substitute – a digital policeman, as it were. It can simplify the life of real policemen in a wearisome spying after suspects.

Some Recent History

In 2010, Apple Inc. was applying for a patent on technology that could allow it to identify and punish the culprits who tinkered with its i-devices, mainly stolen ones. Statistics on stolen devices is a staggering one, and this technology would help the law-enforcement agencies a lot.

The above mentioned technology would allow Apple to record the voice of a stolen device’s user, take a photo of his current location, as well as to undertake other actions in order to determine a culprit. Once an unauthorized user is identified, Apple could wipe the device and remotely store the user’s sensitive data. Apple’s patent application suggests it may use the technology not just to limit unauthorized uses of its phones but also shut down the stolen ones.

Apple does not explicate what it will do with the collected information, how long it will maintain it, or whether it will share it with other third parties. You may be sure law enforcement will come one day for it. Thus, criminals are to watch out as their own phones can be brought in court as witnesses!

Besides a juridical sphere, there is one more application of this technology – in medicine. Besides monitoring internet activity, memory usage and location of a phone per se, such a patent enables Apple to collect and store sensitive biometric information about you: your face picture, your voice sound, and even your heartbeat recording. Medically speaking, all these unique aspects can give some well-equipped entities the chance to create your digital clone for medical examination purposes or save your life in case of emergency. Quickly transmitted data can mean urgent treatment and recovery.


A Piece of Current News

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

It was in the far, far away year of 2010. A year later (in IT, it equals a traditional decade), we found out that the police had already employed geolocation data, collected by leading IT players, to aid criminal investigations. This collection takes place without any visual indication for users. This feature is buried deep within the software that operates smartphones and tablets.

According to Apple’s representatives, cell tower and Wi-Fi access point information is intermittently collected and transmitted to Apple every 12 hours. Virtually all Android devices send some of their coordinates back to Google too. Besides its own location, an Android phone also transmits the name, location and signal strength of nearby Wi-Fi networks, as well as a unique identifier for the phone. It’s not a problem now to track down the unsuspecting criminal bosses with their own tiny innocent-looking gadgets amidst the actual wrongdoing!

Here are some more interesting true-life facts. Perusing files on gadgets after an arrest can help restore justice, as it once happened in a prosecution in Nebraska involving a crack cocaine dealer. The U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, even pays for training for local counter-narcotics agents to learn about iPhone and BlackBerry forensics. A book titled iOS Forensic Analysis published in December 2010 elaborates on how the tracked information is stored and can be fruitfully employed by law-enforcement agencies in order to cleanse our society of wickedness.

Thus, iOS is for certain the ideal platform for long-term growth when it comes to spying industry. Meanwhile, mSpy remains the best iPhone tracking software used to protect kids against online dangers and bad influences.

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