iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

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.

The Find Friends App:

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.

Comments

Ok well i kinda tested it out i accessed my icloud account via the web and was sent an email not a popup however i am using version 5.1.1 on my phone and my ipad may not have been connected to icloud so its pure speculation at this point for me.

What if the person didnt have the two step verification enabled would they still receive an update? that someone was trying to get into their icloud?

Without 2-step verification they would get a notice when someone successfully started using the account, but no notices about failed attempts.

Oh well i have the info.. So she would get an email regardless? I was just wondering cause i know most people wont go for the hassle to enable two step verification especially if they're careless like i know she is.

If you configure a device to use an iCloud account all other devices using that account will get pop-up notices - not emails. Although sometimes an email is sent (sometimes not), popup messages are sent directly to the devices.

A young man lives in my building and his girlfriend started this on his phone that is an iphone 5c. She got all his text msgs and telephone numbers, sent to her android phone. He showed me the information she had wrote down on a piece of paper and my icloud mail was on the paper. I have nothing to hide my concern is that she doesnt have access to any of my information. I use to have an iphone 4s and now a HTC Desire 626s that has cloud magic on it, which in turn is the same as icloud..I feel anyone stooping that low need help in the worst way.

If my husband has my password can he see my text messages?

The best way to not get caught cheating is to either not cheat in the first place or if you do, don't be stupid and take pictures or video of it, or even bring your cellphone with you unless you have a full understanding of what your cellphone does and how it works. If you are too stupid to take the time to understand what your smartphone does, then you are probably too stupid not to get busted cheating.

Scumbag. Try having morals. Hope you die

So, I'm not tech savvy, but my boyfriend is. I was sent a picture via iMessage today, but the photo itself was dated 3 days ago. It had the date, time and location. He said he sent it through iCloud, and that's why the date is off. Is this truly possible, or am I begin lied to?

Yes, if he sent you the message via iMessage, then it was send through iCloud.
There will be a date/time in the message showing when the message was sent ,just like you see when you get a txt/imessage message.
If you save the photo to your computer, it may show the actual date/time that the photo was taken (not positive though, it might show the date/time that you saved it).
Where/how are you seeing the date of the photo that is 3 days old?

i am in the middle of a divorce. My wife was acting Very strange the past 6 months before she threw me out. She even accused me of cheating , which I swear on my kids I have NEVER done in our 10 yrs of marriage. I am what you would call an extremely loyal and hardworking person. Probably too nice of a guy. Anyway, enough about me. Shortly after she threw me out of my own house (pre marital asset), I noticed a telephone number that was being called and texted between 30-5- times a day, ALL when this guy was at work and she was home alone. I know her iCloud password, but if I login, it will notify her, correct? Is there anyway to track her movements via her iPhone 6 so that I can get a picture of the two of them "together" and show it to the judge as well as the communication between them, which date over 6 months back before I was thrown out? Any help would be appreciated especially if you know of any way to use iCloud silently or if I can be directed toward software that could help me with this.

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