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It looks like the Federal Bureau of Investigations was tracking over 12 million iDevices for their online activity. Apparently, FBI cyber-OPSEC is also so bad that Antisec was able to get find and breach the laptop of the FBI Regional Cyber Action Team’s Supervisor Special Agent Christopher K. Stangl through a Java exploit. They then dropped the UDIDs online but stripped personal data like “full names, cell numbers, addresses, zipcodes, etc.”
I don’t know what’s worse: that the FBI was tracking about 3.5% of the American population, or that their security is so bad that a bunch of hackers could give them this kind of punch in the face, or that – as the Cult of MAc site opines — Apple was directly involved in the surveillance. (They point out that the file name in which the information was stored could have been related to the National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance, which “functions as a conduit between private industry and law enforcement.” Don’t you feel safer already?)
If you want to know if the FBI was watching you, here’s a site that will let you know if your device was under suspicion. If they don’t have a warrant for the surveillance, sue the crap out of them.