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

As long as he cant see what I'm browsing through , im one happy bunny . Thank you .

If I have someone's iCloud account information am I then able to communicate with their contacts through iCkoud? I.e. IMessages, texts, etc

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.)

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?

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.

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.

Hi, It might be a late reply... Download find my-i-phone on your device and whenever she logs in....You will get a notification on your e-mail.. Make sure you are logged in in find my i-phone, if you are not logged in you wont get notification. Take care, Sometimes people do it out of security and some for few reason they have.

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!

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?

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..

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

My hubby and I have a shared account. How do I get my own ICloud?

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