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Most Apple owners are familiar with the UDID, aka serial number, for their iOS device, but did you know that your Mac has a similar hardware UUID too? In this post, I will show you where to find it, so you can use it in beta testing. If you ever volunteer to test a beta Mac app, you will likely n...

July 25th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Remember when a group of plaintiffs decided to sue Apple, alleging that the company was allowing free apps from the App Store to gather geographical location information without their consent? Well, Bloomberg reports that Apple was in US District Court in California on Wednesday, asking Judge L...

March 1st 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Apple is moving developers towards adopting the company's own iOS 6 tracking technology and not their homegrown methods. One of these alternative techniques is cookie tracking and, according to a report in TechCrunch, Apple may be rejecting apps that use this method. To understand how we got...

February 26th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Earlier this week, Blue Toad publishing confirmed that it, and not the FBI, was the source of 1 million UDIDs leaked by hacker group AntiSec. The company was tipped off by mobile security expert David Schuetz of Intrepidus Group, who spent days poring through the data and discovered references...

September 11th 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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According to a report in NBC news, a small publishing company is the source of Apple UDIDs leaked by hacker group AntiSec. AntiSec and Anonymous claimed the UDIDs were stolen from an FBI employee's laptop, but the governmental agency denied that it was the source the leak. Paul DeHart, CEO of B...

September 10th 2012 at 12:20pm 0 Comments
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Yesterday, hacker group AntiSec released 1 million UDIDs from a pool of 12 million that it allegedly obtained from an FBI-issued laptop. The group used this high-profile leak to accuse the FBI of spying on the American public. Late on Tuesday, the FBI responded to AllThingsD with its own statem...

September 5th 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

September 4th 2012 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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Update: The New York Times reports that F.B.I has released a statement saying there's no indication that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI sought out the data to begin with. Hacker group AntiSec claims to have 12 million iPhone and iPad UDIDs it obtained during an attack on an FBI...

September 4th 2012 at 9:10am 0 Comments