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
boyfriend sent me a text. Within 1 minute another text came to me from him with content not intended for me. He said he was backing up his iphone through icloud and that message accidentally was sent to me as he was already sending me the initial text. Is this possible? That "an old message" could be sent to me from during a phone synch, because he pressed send at a precise moment? It's a text he would never want me to see and said it was automatically deleted/no longer available and there was no date on it. Please advise!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

Update: I asked my boyfriend for clarification. Here are his words exactly, "I was already having issues with my phone yesterday, where my home button wasn't always responding so I tried doing a system restore where on Itunes you can pick a date in the past when you backed up your iphone to the cloud and the settings from that date get pushed to your phone. As I was doing that I was also texting you and I pressed send on my text and one of the messages that came trhough in the cloud push got sent to you."
Could there be any truth to this?
Thanks so much!

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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

NO..
There is no way that a message - any message, magically jumped from one place into a message to you.
I call pure BS ...
When was the last time you were reading a web-page and went to text someone, and the text from the web-page magically jumped into the text-message?
When was the last time you got a "push message" (a pop-up notificaiton) and the text from that message magically popped into a message you were sending to someone?
Tell him the entire internet says he is a liar based on the information currently presented.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
I understand what you're saying but I'm talking about a situation where the phone was plugged into and drawing from the computer...is it not possible for a computer glitch to send the message to me since my boyfriend was already sending me a message? Also, do old texts in the icloud show date and time? I'm just getting my facts straight since I am sure he will deny everything, so I really need as much evidence as I can. Thank you!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
Just to completely clarify, it was 2 separate texts. 1 was for me and soon after another came through that was not intended for me. So I'm not saying all of the info was in 1 text. Does this make any difference? It's not possible that an old text from his computer was being added to his phone? Thanks again!
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

I could see maybe, a 1 in a bazillion shot where potentially, theoretically, a message intended for you got re-sent, to you (again, maybe, I serously doubt it).. but no way in hell did a message not intended for you magically get sent to you as the result of restoring the phone..
in other words, he meant to send it to someone else, and sent it to you accidentally... either now, or, maybe, the accident was done before the backup - when the backup was restored, that old message, meant for someone else, but accidentally being sent to you, came back up on the phone, and he accidently hit SEND.
Either way, it wasnt intended for you right? so by whatever forces of black magic OR by his mistake, it went to you and you were never meant to see it? he's busted either way isnt he?

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
Yes, that is what he claims happened, that during the restore, as he was texting me, that text was also pushed to me (or maybe he hit send by accident, as you stated). He claims the text is from before we were dating. So, is there a way for me to see the original date of the text in question? Thank you!
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
iCloud backups happen at night, automatically.. it happens in the background, hands-off.. There is no way that a text was accidentally send to someone as a result of a backup.. He is so full of sh!t I can smell it from here.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
How does a person track or find out info on what or who they have been chatting with if you DONT have access to there computer etch...?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: family sharing
hey, if I reply to an icloud address on messaging, will it be sent automatically from my icloud address? and is it visible on a family shared account?
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: iCloud: family sharing
In your Messages settings you can set the "from" address which can be either the phone number of an iPhone on your iCloud account or one of the email addresses associated with your icloud account. Being on a Family Sharing Plan does not make you see each others messages as long as you each have your own Icloud account.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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).
Worried Clueless Apple User (not verified)
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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