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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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
I cloud
Hi my ex says he can see what I'm browsing through , I clear the history but he's saying everything I go on goes through to his iCloud account which he put on my iPad. Can he see what I'm doing or his he being a knob .....
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Re: I cloud

iCloud doesn't do that but if you're worried just go into the settings and sign-out his account

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: I cloud
As long as he cant see what I'm browsing through , im one happy bunny . Thank you .
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
If I have someone's iCloud account information am I then able to communicate with their contacts through iCkoud? I.e. IMessages, texts, etc
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

I signed into my boyfriends iCloud account (not the messages part) on my phone, will my messages sync to his phone automatically or will his sync to mine? Or do we have to have the same Apple ID for him to see anything?

If that was confusing, I guess I'm trying to ask, if I log into his account will our stuff automatically be shared?
(messages, photos, etc.)

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
I have my wifes i cloud password, i would like to read her facebook messenger texts, is there a way to do this so that she cannot find out. i would also like to do it with her yahoo messenger. i heard when its done now she will get a notification....is that true?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud password for Facebook and Yahoo
An iCloud password isnt going to help you with Facebook or Yahoo messages.. You will need her Facebook and Yahoo passwords. and even then if she has Facebook login notifications enabled, there is no way to avoid her getting notified.
stalked fiancee (not verified)
Im being tracked via Find My iPhone

So my fiancée is tracking my location using Find My iPhone. She has access to my icloud account from a long time ago and I never changed the password. I know I should change it to fix the issue - but its more important for me to PROVE that this is what she is doing. I need evidence so Id rather not lock her out just yet. I called Apple and asked if they had logs of when my icloud acct was logged in to and/or how often my phones location was being pinged. Presumably thedy have that and maybe even the IP addresses of the locations where the pings/log ins were taking place.

Sadly Apple informed me that they do not have this and that only law enforcement could get this info off their servers - even though its my account.

So im asking the experts for opinions. Any thoughts on how I can get hard evidence that she is tracking my location?

Thanks in advance.

AnonyMan (not verified)
Re: Im being tracked via Find My iPhone

Apple will not release any of that data without a court order or law enforcement request, as they mentioned.
So here is what you do: Go drive to whatever place that would piss her off the MOST (strip club, ex-girlfriend's house, etc) and just park outside for a few hours.. THEN see what she says when you get home.. BUT, before you do that, put a note in a sealed envelope that says "on Monday April 13 (or whatever day) I will go park in front of (whatever place).. and you will track me there on my iphone" ... Then when she accuses you, just point over to the envelope and tell her to open it.. BOOM!

stalked fiancee (not verified)
Re: Im being tracked via Find My iPhone
lol. I have thought of that. I def may try that. Someone else mentioned jailbreaking the phone may be a way to know when the phone is being pinged?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
iCloud text messages
How do you check text messages that are sent from iphone to an icloud email address ? as this does not come up on the billing account..
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I think my husband has been cheating on me
I would really like someone to help I've just recently lost my mum and while I've been dealing with that my husband has been cheating and when I asked he got all angry and now he want me and my 2 kids young kids out and I have no where to go so I need to find out weather or not his cheating I hope you can help me regards unhappy wife mother daughter
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Re: iCloud shared account
My hubby and I have a shared account. How do I get my own ICloud?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
My boyfriend forgot his iCloud password so he uses my login info on his phone... He's asked me if I can login my info so he can down load aps... So I myself log it in but the other day I happen to be at work and he text me that if I could send him my password because he wanted to download a music ap (I wasn't physically with him to login myself) so now he knows my password... But I think there's more behind it.. So it if he's logged in with my iCloud he can check everything in my phone from his phone???? Pictures and messages ??? Phone messages only because someone told me he can't check Facebook or other aps?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
How can I have text messages sent to icloud?
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Forwarding text messages to iCloud

on your iphone, go to Settings|Messages and enable "text Message Forwarding", then add the devices you want the txt messages forwarded to via icloud. You can only add iDevices and those devices must be setup/enabled on the same iCloud account.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Forwarding text messages to iCloud
Is that under send & recieve? Can I put an email address to get them too? If on icloud where on the site can you see them? I see email, photos, contacts etc but not messages.
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Re: Forwarding text messages to iCloud

No, it's under "text Message Forwarding".
No, you can only configure other devices to receive txt messages with configuring text message forwarding.
You cannot see text messages or iMessages on the iCloud website. You can only view them on authorized/configured iPhones, iPads or Mac computers.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Forwarding text messages to iCloud
I'm on an iphone 5s...No where does it say text message forwarding. ?
AnonyMan (not verified)
Re: Forwarding text messages to iCloud
Does the phone have iOS 8, and are you signed-in to iCloud?
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!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
Also, is icloud or itunes used with android (samsung) phones? This is important because if they can only be used with iphones, the text message in question definitely would have to have occurred after we started dating, as my boyfriend didn't switch from samsung to iphone until after we became involved.
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...?

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