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 PostPost subject: Apple accused of amassing data on Iphone customers.        Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:49 am 
A row is brewing across the pond about the amount of data that AT&T
and Apple are collecting on the connection forms for the Iphones.
On the application form, Jobs Mob and its new Telco acolyte AT&T are
demanding punters hand over their social security numbers.

For reasons only known to itself, and Steve Jobs moves in mysterious
ways his miracles to perform, Apple wants punters to hand over numbers
it not only has no need for, but which could do a fair bit of damage in the
wrong hands.

As News.com points out every tech paper in the US should be screaming
about this, but they aren't because they are too busy praising the nice
new phones in the hope that Apple will bung them a free one.

AT&T has a poor record when it comes to looking after customer details.
Currently it is in the middle of a class action after it let the security
services set up shop in its network without a warrant.

An iPhone will not only reveal phone call details but also provide snoops
with the social security numbers of the people making the calls. Well it
will make their lives easier.

No one will explain why Steve Jobs wants the information. His fans would
give him an autobiography if he let them, but why he wants the social
security numbers of ordinary people is anyone's guess.

News.com is worried that too many people will hand over the data in the
heat of the moment, particularly if they have been queuing for one of the
things for more than a few hours.

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Doesn't AT&T need that info to do a background check to see if your credit is good enough for them?


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Another reason not to buy the iPhone... Another demonstration of AT&T's malicious business practices...


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XX55XX wrote:
Another reason not to buy the iPhone... Another demonstration of AT&T's malicious business practices...

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XX55XX wrote:
Another reason not to buy the iPhone... Another demonstration of AT&T's malicious business practices...

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Look at the comments section, and then compare it with the comments in Mary Jo Foley's "leopard looks like... vista" post. If you swap the comments, you wouldn't have noticed the difference (ex. those "How did you get a job here?!?" posts)


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