iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare



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.


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.


I don't know how to do any of that really I never been on iCloud or even tried he's said he didn't touch my phone but I'm thinkin maybe he put my sim in his phone? I'm just blown away.. I do not know why he would lie i let him go thru my phone or look whenever he wants

I know my fiancée is cheating on me and I need to be able to log into his iCloud acct from my iPad. I have his iCloud password I just can't figure out how to get to it from my iPad.

you dont' really "log in", you have to configure the iCloud services on the iPad in the settings.. Just remember that when you do this, every other device using that icloud account is going to get all kinds of email and pop-up notifications about what you are doing.

My kids are teenagers, and I know a little about computers. I have been checking their history through handoff/yosemite and also checking the fscachedata file under safari on my mac. What is interesting is there is random photos and other data in this file that doesn't neccesarly coincide with their search history recorded. WHat is this information and how does it get there. Do you know? Thanks so much - you are always so knowledgable.

Hi i would like to know can i retreive text messages that i have deleted off my i iphone in april 15 i also have a ipad i do have icloud but dont go on it thanks

I'm concerned that my husband has been snooping on me for a long time. I'm not a cheater and he already knows this since he's been snooping for 2 years. His phone shows a gallery of all my visited pages( with photo of content) on my devices including iMessages, call log, visited places (GPS), photos, e-mails, visited Safari pages, etc. Can this be accomplished with the ICloud? He states he wasn't aware this was happening. I don't believe this is true. I think my devices may be bugged. He also hacked my e-mail and blog....so I think he can read all my passwords. People can also snoop to see how much you know about them. My cell bill shows a lot of data activity nearly every day of the week...there may be spyware involved.

If he has your icloud login information, or if you share an iCloud account (VERY bad idea), he would have complete, wide open access to everything listed above - but, icloud would not put it into photos/screenshots (he would have to do that, or another app would have to do that).

My husband's phone shows all my locations, photos, texts, web pages visited, phone numbers I've called etc. we have the same Apple ID. All this shows up in a slideshow of screenshotsof everything I do on my devices. Did he install a snooping app or can iCloud provide this very detailed report?

Is there an app that I can download put in my partners, phone number, or iCloud or accept an invite on his his phone that will track his movements as they are happening? Not just where he is at any given moment but if he is traveling shows him traveling?

No. Any tracking app must be installed on the phone that you want to track.

My boyfriend signed onto my icloud on his phone (watched me type my password). I changed my password, and logged out of iCloud. Is he still able to look at all my stuff? Even if I am logged out, or changed my password, does it log him out too?

I want to see my girlfriends iMessages. I have her iCloud password. If I sign into her iCloud on my phone, Will I get her messages. And will she be able to see mine from her phone?


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