iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare


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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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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.

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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?
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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

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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?
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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.

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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.

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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
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Re: adding iMessage to an iPad
That's right. It's a notification, not an approval request.
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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
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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
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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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Re: Using my child's icloud
Will I see the msgs he sends and recieves with his phone on my phone also?? ... How does it get sticky.?
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Re: Using my child's icloud

You will see the iMessages he sends and receives. To see SMS/Txt messages you would have to turn on Text Message Forwarding on his phone and add your phone. it gets sticky (confusing/dangerous) because any time you send an iMessage or any time you receive a message sent to your phone number from anyone else with an iphone, he will also see it.

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Re: Using my child's icloud
How does the other person get notified about his Apple id being used? Does it show the devices phone number that is signing in into his account or will it just notify him someone is using his account
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Re: Using my child's icloud

The chid's phone will get a message that will pop up that says the name of the new device and that it's now being used on the account.

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Re: Using my child's icloud
Oh okay. Thank you so much!
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iMessage
if Icloud is already set up with imessages can i log in without message being sent?
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Re: iMessage

If icloud is setup on a device, there is no need to "log in" on it.
If you mean log in at the www.iCloud.com website, then a message will be sent.

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Re: iMessage
If I downloaded a data recovery and went to iCloud it showed 0 messages but showed call history and voice mails does that mean he some how erased all old texts off the cloud? Cause I checkedy sons phone the same way and his text messages were there?
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How do I read my boyfriend's messages?
I have my boyfriends Apple ID and password but I cant see imessages/txts/photos on icloud. What do I have to do to see these?
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Shared iCloud messages
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
Can you sign onto another iCloud account and see the persons stuff without them knowing ? And not having your stuff synced ?
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

so from what im reading here... i'm getting confused. my boyfriend and i use MY icloud on our iphones. but... in settings i made it to ONLY i can receive imessages by only check marking my email. am i good to go? or is there something i dont know about icloud. my question is.. is there any way that he is also getting my imessages? since he is using my icloud...?

is there any way i can check how many devices are using my icloud account? My boyfriend and i use the same icloud (my icloud), is there any way i can check (without having his device) if he's still using my icloud or not?

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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

If he as your icloud password, he can (if he knows how) easily see your imessages, your icloud emails, and potentially your TXT/SMS messages.

You can go to www.iCloud.com and sign-in to the Find My iPhone and you will see all devices listed that are using Find My iPhone with your account. I don't know of a way to see if other devices are using only iMessage or other services. One way to find out is to change your password and see if he starts asking questions, since that would disconnect him.

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