If you have an Apple device, it is in your best interest to read the rest of this paragraph: the hacker group AntiSec has leaked the UDIDs of over a million iOS devices. Their reason for the leak? They’re attempting to expose FBI attempts to track citizens using their personal devices. However, we’re not going to get into politics right now. If you’re one of the people whose information has been leaked, you need to know as soon as possible to prevent any potential headaches. We’ve got you covered.
The Next Web has built an engine that will search the list of leaked UDIDs and tell you whether or not you’re in the clear. All you have to do is copy and paste and it will handle the rest. If you don’t know how to find your device’s UDID, this tutorial will guide you through the process. It’s very simple. We promise.
Moving on to other things…
Well, it’s official: Internet Freedom is now a political platform. Since this effects you and me and everyone who owns a computer, keep your eye on this issue, folks.
Remember how everyone was guessing that September 12th was going to be the day that Apple unveiled the iPhone 5? Turns out that those rumors were right on the money. Press invitations have gone out today, inviting the media elite to San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for an Apple presentation. The invitation doesn’t go into specifics (Apple is nothing if not a big ‘ol drama queen), but there is a “5″ prominently displayed…
Over the weekend, it was reported that Bruce Willis was planning to sue Apple. It sounds like the first half of an Onion article, huh? Although it was later proven to be a tabloid rumor, the reason for the fictitious lawsuit is genuinely interesting and may actually become a real part of the conversation in the near future. The story went that Willis wanted to leave his massive iTunes library to his daughter in his will, but the Apple’s fine print specifies that an iTunes download is not an actual purchase, but an unlimited lease on the song, meaning that it is not property and cannot be passed down. What do you think? Should you be allowed to pass down your digital music to your loved ones?
If you want to know more about this Bruce Willis business (and some more buzz on the iPhone 5), check back a little later. Our own Kyle St. Romain will be exploring them in detail.