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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Dilller Gerard (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
I located my girls cell phone position last night through "find my Iphone" but now I want to confront her I knew where she was. Is there a way to view older fixed positions?
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

Unless you put the phone into lost/stolen mode, Find My iPhone only tracks the current location. and even if you did have it recorded (next time, just take a screenshot), I'm sure she'll give you 10 (made up but plausible) reasons why it's wrong or inaccurate.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Question about iCloud and Apple ID
So I have set up my gfs Icloud account on my settings also text messaging so why isn't her iMessages coming to my phone only if we text her messages comes back to me
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Re: Question about iCloud and Apple ID

your question is not clear.. but text messages are not related to iCloud in any way.
In order to share imessages both devices must be configured with Icloud and both must have iMessage configured the same.
If that does not answer your question, please clarify what you are asking.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Question about iCloud and Apple ID
What I was saying was I've logged into my gfs icloud account....and there are checks next to my number her number and icloud account under "you can be reached by iMessage at" but for some reason I am not receiving her iMessages with anybody else but me...then all of a sudden she started gettin my texts with other people I do not know how that is because I have her icloud account
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Re: Question about iCloud and Apple ID

She has to have those same settings on her phone for you to get all of her imessages.
She will get iMessages (no, not text messages) sent to your phone number, on her phone when you configure your phone with her account - that's how it's supposed to work.
After you ask her to make sure that her iMessage settings are the setup the same way as yours, if you still arent seeing all of the imessages sent to that account, turn off both phones and turn them back on..

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud to see pictures and texts
Can I use iCloud to see photos, text, etc. if I don't know his password. We both have iPhone and it's in one carrier account but don't have password to his iPhone.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud to see pictures and texts
You cant ever use iCloud for text messages, only iMessages. Without the icloud password you can't do anything. Otherwise imagine the freakin chaos.
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Re: iCloud to see pictures and texts
Thanks...
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
Say I have an account and some one gets a new phone and they start to use the account to. Can they see any previous pictures or msg's from before?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
Can I view text and imessages using the iCloud control pannel via my PC or does it have to be a Mac? And will it let me view my old text and or iMessages that I have deleted?
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

Apple does not provide or support iMessage on a PC.. Only Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
So, to be clear, if I log in to an iCloud account via a MacBook, no notifications will be sent to I devices associated with that Apple ID? And when I then access previous iMessages via iCloud on that MacBook, will a notification be sent to associated idevices?
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

When you configure a Mac to access iMessages, a notification is sent to all other devices using that account.

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?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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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