iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare


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Photo-stream

 

Apple released iCloud for Mac, PC and iOS5 devices this week and after only a few days, millions of users have already started using the service.  However two features of the new iCloud service could cause big problems for anyone cheating or otherwise doing things they might not ought to be doing.

Photostream:

One of the most ballyhoo'd features of iCloud is Photo Stream.  To quote Apple's website:

With iCloud, when you take a photo on one device, it automatically appears on all your other devices. No syncing. No sending. Your photos are just there. Everywhere you want them.

Every picture snapped on your iPhone or iPad are automatically streamed to every other iPhone, iPad, PC or Mac configured with the same iCloud account.  A photo taken on your iPhone at the bar at 2am will near-instantly appear on your computer at home or on the iPhone of your spouse trying to text-message you asking what you're doing.  And the best part?  You cannot delete individual photos from your iCloud Photo Stream.  

 

You read that right: Once you take a picture, it will automatically be added into your Photo Stream and once that happens you cannot delete it.  Every pictures is stored on the Photo Stream for 30 days, or until you take over 1000 pictures, whichever comes first.

**Update for iOS 6: You can now delete pictures from your photostream, but only on the device you are deleting it from (it stays on the other device's Photostream)

Update 2013 - iOS 7 - Now when you delete a picture from Photostream, it is deleted from all devices.  If you use iPhoto had configure it to download your images, the downloaded images will not be deleted.

Find Friends:

Another new feature of iOS5 is a free app called "Find Friends".  Similar to the Find My iPhone service of iCloud, Find Friends allows you to invite people to follow you wherever you go.  Once you give authorization to allow someone to follow you, they will know where you are 24/7, without any notice.   Scorned lovers across the globe may already be secretly inviting and authorizing themselves (without the knowledge of the phone-owner, if they have access to the phone) to track their cheating husband or wife and every step they take.

 

Smart divorce lawyers out there may already be instructing husbands and wives how to use these great new services.

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my boyfriend is seeing my photo stream!
How to undo this problem? please help!! Sad
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Re: my boyfriend sees my photo stream!

He as setup his iphone to use your icloud account (for photostream, maybe more). To undo this problem, tell him to remove your icloud information in his settings.
When he ignores you, just change your icloud password and this time, dont give him the new password.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Deleted messages on an iPhone
how did my boyfriend pull up all my deleted messages from my iPhone? It was on like a pink screen?
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: Deleted messages on an iPhone
what kind of messages? What app were they in? The txt/Messages app that comes with iOS?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
icloud web search history
Am I able to see my fiances web searches through iCloud? He literally ALWAYS deletes his history on Safari, claiming that it's a habit, yet he doesn't on Google probably because he doesn't use google, I do when I need to use his phone but I do see he occasionally does to search normal things. Anyways lastnight he was running late for work and he had no choice but to leave his phone behind because he couldn't find it. I just found it and I wanted to change some settings on his phone. Long story somewhat short, lol, I came across the website data thing. Now I'm disturbed. I never thought of him as a cheater or didn't trust him although I found it odd to, at all times, have your history cleared meant you were obviously up to something which I've stated to him numerous times, but I figured it was porn sites. Well the data shows visits to -freef**kfind- and a -securelinkconnect- which was from a same type of website. I do not know what to do? He won't admit and will say sites like that come up automatically when visiting porn ones. Don't want to marry him if he is cheating and don't know why he would want to marry me then, oh yeah except for the fact that I will be getting a LARGE amount of money and will continuously every month per gas well. I do not know what to do? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: icloud web search history

No, you can't view internet searches with iCloud. and it's true, when you visit some porn sites, you will often get pop-up webpage advertisements.

What does "I will be getting a LARGE amount of money and will continuously every month per gas well." even mean???

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: icloud web search history
My friends say he may just be sticking Around or want to marry me for money, so that's why I made that comment when I said why would he even want to be with me if he is cheating.
dina (not verified)
Viber pictures on iCloud
hi i have icloud and i add some of my friends if someone send me pictures through viber would be possible those picture could share with my friends
Apple Eater (not verified)
Viber pictures on iCloud

Your question, as presented, makes no sense, so I will try to guess at what you are asking.

If you are asking if it is possible for you to share the pictures from Viber, then yes - IF Viber allows you to save the photos to your Camera Roll or if you can tap/copy/paste the photos from Viber into an email.

If are are asking if these pictures from Viber will somehow automatically be shared via iCloud? Then, no.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Tracked by iCloud
Ok. Thats why thieves know our location. Thats why they know where we heading. They did iclouding with us.How can i caught them red handed. Or how can i know exactly which iphone or ipad attached with me. I have big doubt on 2 people's who have iphone ipad and samsung galaxy tablet.
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
If a picture is sent via text message from Galaxy to iPhone, is the picture and text message automatically backed up to the icloud, even if the conversation stream was deleted?
Apple Eater (not verified)
Txt messages on iCloud backup
automatic iCloud backups of a device are usually done at night. If the iphone owner deleted the message before the backup was run, it would not be included in the backup. Txt messages are not sent via iCloud. If it was an iMessage (iphone to iphone) it might still be in imessage, in iCloud.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
Hi. My husband & I share an att account but I have a different iCloud password, should I be worry about my privacy? Is there a way he could see my messages, photos, etc...?
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

iCloud is completely independent from AT&T. As long as he does not have your icloud login-information, he will not have access to any of your icloud data or services. You may also want to secure access to the phone itself with a locking PIN code otherwise he can just pick it up when you're in the shower and go through everything.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
If I log in on my iPhone with a different Apple id account to have access to their iMessage. Will it notifie them? And if it does how will it show? Will it show my device phone number? Or just a notification saying that the Apple ID has been used somewhere else?
Apple Eater (not verified)
Using an Apple ID
Yes. All other devices using that iCloud account will get a pop-up message saying something like "[device name] is now using this icloud account for iMessage" (and/or whatever other service you set up).
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Questions about iCloud

This new question has been moved HERE: more questions about iCloud.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
My husband and I share an ATT account. We have the same ICloud account under his gmail and only he knows the password. I moved out 2 months ago and we are going through a divorce. We have to keep this account until September when the contract ends. I turned off ICloud backup in the settings and I also turned off photo stream and IMessage. Can he still see my texts and photos? ICloud contantly pops up asking for the password but iI always hit cancel. What can I do to ensure my privacy?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Apple ID's for iCloud
You can indeed use a new apple id - highly recommend that. No need to end the contract for that.
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

You should TURN OFF iCloud altogether in SETTINGS or create your own iCloud account and enter the login info for that.
also check SETTINGS|Messages and make sure that it's not setup that iCloud account.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
My wife has my old iphone and we share the same apple id. I have belived for a shorter time now that she is having an affair of some kind. Is there any way that I can see anything on her phone useing the apple id like facebook messages, imessages, viber?
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

If you configure the iMessages app using the same account on her phone and yours you can see her iMessages but since Facebook and Viber don't use icloud, you cant access them.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
adding iMessage to an iPad
So I know if I turn on the iMessage feature on my husbands iPad he will be alerted on his phone but does he have to approve the alert in order to receive his messages
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: adding iMessage to an iPad
That's right. It's a notification, not an approval request.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Sign into iMessages on Android?
how do you sign into the imessages. my step son has resently gotten into some serious trouble and i'm afriad he's hanging/talking to the wrong crowd. i have an Android device and he has an iphone. i've gotten his apple id and password but i can't seem to find his imessages. any help would be greatly appreciated
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
i just want to know have my husband make a new apple i'd.how could i found his apple i'd. and there is any other way to track his mob.what he is doing because he dont want me to check his mobile.thank you!
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recovering deleted texts from iCloud
I downloaded a data recovery system is there anyway a person can completely permently delete some texts but some deleted text messages came up but not one from one specific number
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: recovering deleted texts from iCloud
it depends on how the recovery software works, but probably.
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Using my child's icloud
I'm signed in on my iMessage using my child's Apple ID. Will I see the imsgs he recieves or sends on my phone? Also, if I happen to send a msg on my phone, will he see it on his phone too..since we are now using the same iMessage email.? any answer is highly appreciated.
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Re: Using my child's icloud

Yes.. If you are using his/her imessages account anything you send your child would see. You would basically become your child as far as iMessages is concerned. This can get very confusing/sticky.

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