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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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
If an imessage was sent using wifi while a phone number was suspended and a responding imessage was received over wifi, will that message come through to the phone number associated with it if the number is activated on a different phone?
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Redirect email to iCloud email?
This questions has been moved can i redirect email to icloud?
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
This one is truly crazy!! I've always been able to track my husband's iPhone with ease, up until this week! His iPhone is identified as "users's iPhone" and no new device had appeared on the list, however, this week his ipad shows an accurate location at his office, I spoke to him at his office on his iPhone and office hard line...,he IS at his office yet his "user's iPhone" is tracking all over town for the last two days!! Maybe not crazy and yet oh so clever, he disabled his Find my iphone associated with his phone number and had Someone put his Apple ID into their iPhone! I would literally be on a wild goose chase, crazy right? But possible!?? I refuse to believe a GPS gone haywire especially when his ipad is tracking perfectly fine (I think he always forgets I can track an ipad). Definitely a possible loop hole for a Cheater's nightmare and great way toakr the spouse think they're losing their mind! Your opinion is greatly appreciated.
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
Do I have to sign into both iCloud and iMessage to recieve their messages? Is there a way you can turn off the notification to their phone so they won't know I'm gaining access to it
Curious wife (not verified)
ASAP HELP
Do I have to sign into both iCloud and iMessage to recieve their messages? Is there a way you can turn off the notification to their phone so they won't know I'm gaining access to it
Kon Fu Shus (not verified)
Re: ASAP HELP
You can sign in to imessage with a different account, just look at the settings. There is no way to turn off the notifications.
Curious wife (not verified)
Re: ASAP HELP
Let me rephrase that. Do I have to be logged into the icloud also?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
Can my boyfriend see my imessages or text messages on my icloud account if he has my appleid and password and he set up my icloud account......
Mark Allen (not verified)
Re: iCloud password
If he has your password he can has access to everything in your icloud accoutn: icloud email, photostream, imessages, contacts.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud password
so should I turn my imessage off so that he cant see anything..... if I have an unlimited data plan and not worried about it. Im not doing anything wrong just dont like him having access to everything I say to my freinds.
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Re: iCloud password

he would only be able to see imessages if your friends are also using imessage .. if you dont want him to see anything you should change your password. if you turn off imessage, someone could still send you a message that you dont see, but he does.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud:
How do you configure iCloud to use/see imessages? when i log into my account it gives me only a basic screen with contacts/find my phone etc type of icons
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Re: iCloud:

On your iphone/iPad/iPod Touch tap Settings|Messages, and make sure that iMessage is set to ON, and under Send & Receive, make sure you are signed in with the iCloud account that you want to use for iMessages. After that, you will/should be able to send/receive iMessages by opening your Messages app.

You cannot send or receive iMessages via the www.icloud.com website.. You can only use messages on an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch/Mac using the messages app.

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Duplicate icloud messages
I've setup a ipod touch to receive duplicates of imessages sent to and from another icloud account, it is working fine, but I turned off the ipod touch for nearly a MONTH now. If I turn it back on, will it send another notification out to the other devices linked to this icloud account? Note it was already setup and sent out a notification the first time... I'm just wondering if there is ever a case in which a second one will be sent out in case of lack of use (ie its been shut off for a month)
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Re: Duplicate icloud messages
No that should not happen unless it was manually unlinked.
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Re: Duplicate icloud messages
It's a sensitive situation so I absolutely cannot have another notification sent out when I turn the wi-fi setting back on. It's the older version of the ipod touch so the iOS is a different version (I forget which), but I never touched the "iCloud" or "Messages" setting on it, so it still 'thinks' its logged in... Thanks for your clarification and help!
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How do i track an iphone?
How do I track another iphone with mine? I need step by step directions. I can get access to it but not sure exactly what to do.
Kim Strauss (not verified)
Re: How do i track an iphone?
How to track an iPhone
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Re: How do i track an iphone?

Check this page: how to track an iphone.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
iCloud notifications
hi when you turn on on imessage on ipad the iphone synced to that account gets notified does that also happen when you turn on mail and contacts?
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Re: iCloud notifications

the notification goes out when the icloud account is added to the device. I dont think any further notice is sent when you turn services on or off.

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Twitter pictures on icloud
Can you see on iCloud who pictures are sent to on twitter messaging?
Samual Ell Haxson (not verified)
Twitter pictures on icloud
The Twitter app does not support or use iCloud, so, no.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Twitter pictures on icloud
Is a photograph on iCloud traceable to where it was sent?
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Re: Twitter pictures on icloud

You dont really "send" pictures on iCloud.. sooo...

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Re: Twitter pictures on icloud
Thanks
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Can my ex track me with iCloud?
Hi, My ex knew my iCloud log on and password. If he used a new iPad and set it up with my account details, would he have seen all my private iMessages? Also, would he have been able to track me through Find my iPhone from that iPad?
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Re: Can my ex track me with iCloud?

Yep, assuming he set it up and if the features are enabled on your iPhone, he could read your iMessages, Track your location, see your FaceTime History, read your iCloud email, access your Safari Bookmarks & passwords and even see what URL's you are viewing at any given moment.

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Re: Can my ex track me with iCloud?
I wiped my phone, uploaded someone elss icloud to see their info, then I wiped it again and put on my own icloud. will the other person get notified that I did this?
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Re: Can my ex track me with iCloud?

Any time you add an iCloud account/service to an iphone, every other device using that icloud account will be notified.

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