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Anonymous Leaks Aimed At Angering Public To Action

September 5, 2012 by  

Anonymous Leaks Aimed At Angering Public To Action
PHOTOS.COM
According to Anonymous hackers, 12.4 million Apple unique device identification numbers were found on an FBI agent's Dell notebook.

In order to raise the question of why an FBI operative would have millions of individuals’ identifying online information, a contingent of Anonymous has released a massive Apple data leak.

In a message posted along with the data leak, an unidentified Anonymous member writes:

why exposing this personal data?

well we have learnt it seems quite clear nobody pays attention if you just come and say ‘hey, FBI is using your device details and info and who the f*ck knows what the hell are they experimenting with that’, well sorry, but nobody will care. FBI will, as usual, deny or ignore this uncomfortable thingie and everybody will forget the whole thing at amazing speed. so next option, we could have released mail and a very small extract of the data. some people would eventually pick up the issue but well, lets be honest, that will be ephemeral too.

So without even being sure if the current choice will guarantee that people will pay attention to this f*cking shouted ‘F*CKING FBI IS USING YOUR DEVICE INFO FOR A TRACKING PEOPLE PROJECT OR SOME SHIT’ well at least it seems our best bet, and even in this case we will probably see their damage control teams going hard lobbying media with bullshits to discredit this, but well, whatever, at least we tried and eventually, looking at the massive number of devices concerned, someone should care about it.

Apple unique device identification numbers (UDIDs) establish a single device’s identity in the Apple network, so that the company can track purchases and information on iTunes. According to the Anonymous hackers, 12.4 million UDIDs were found on an FBI agent’s Dell notebook. Each UDID was associated with user names, device info, phone numbers, names and addresses. The FBI has not disclosed why it would have such information on hand. So far, the hacktivists have leaked 1,000,001 of those UDIDs to bring light to the government’s data-collecting effort.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Rocky Night

    Wow!

  • Ted Gager

    Time to ditch the cell phone in favor of the sword!

  • TIME

    WELCOME to the machine, where have you been , we all know where you have been!
    So Welcome to the Machine.

    Pink Floyd.

    Peace and LOVE!

  • http://personallibertydigest wyatt48

    The FBI ( federal bureau of idiots ) have been doing things like this for a long time now. They have no right to snoop on average law abiding americans. We should take them to task for the violations of our rights they continue to trample on.

  • Chester

    Sounds to me like a very GOOD reason to keep on using a DUMB cell phone. NO contract, NO gps, limited internet, so unused, consequently, any personal identifiers they might have on me will show little more than that I do have email accounts, I do read Bob Livingston’s blog, and I do get an awful lot of mail from tagged. Of course, without actually eyeballing my account, they have no way of knowing just what I read, what goes straight to the trash, and what is filed as spam with me never seeing it. To be blunt, my online presence would drive most people trying to find something interesting to watch to tears of boredom. Personally, figure that is about as safe as anything I know of, as no library records to check up, and for sure no visits to the nearest gun shop.

    • Steve

      Good luck finding a phone of any kind (cellular) without GPS. It is required as part of Enhanced 911.

    • Let’s get real

      I recently read an article that stated the FBI is investigating people and going to the internet service providers (ISP) and the email providers to get information on many different people. The ISP and the email providers can and do turn over information related to whomever the FBI is investigating. Even though you may hit the delete button for certain emails, that doesn’t mean they are completely gone. These emails can all be tracked, so the FBI know what you are getting and what you are doing with them. The ISP is giving the FBI information on what sites you are viewing and when. Even if you think you are being safe and that you can’t be tracked, you are very wrong.

    • 45caliber

      Chester:

      Thanks to the Privacy Improvement Act (enacted by Clinton) all communication devices such as phones, computers, fax machines, etc. have a chip that allows the government to record and listen to (or read) all communications with that equipment. That includes the cheapest cell phones you can find. All messages, etc. are transfered daily to a Washington computer that then searches the info for certain code words. If any are found the message is then sent to a human to read or listen to. If it appears to be something they need, it will go further. I don’t know if they retain all messages or just the ones they are interested in. This is, in fact, the main way they “watch” those who might have terrorist ties. So never believe you can send a message without them knowing of it.

  • KingKen

    I have nothing to hide. I hate the miserable bastards and they already know it-! The Criminal Elites run the Government, the Criminal Justice System, and the very profitable Privately Owned Jails. They import the drugs, launder the money, arrest their customers and incarcerate them for profit. It’s a happy hunting ground that adds to the profits they obtain by sending our sons and daughters to war.

  • Nancy in Nebraska

    I’m dead in the water! I’ve got another year on my contract for my I phone and my computer is an I pad. I hope they have fun watching me. For anybody who doesn’t already know, they can turn your smart phone into a listening devise. That means that they can listen to your private conversations in your own home or anywhere, even if your phone is turned off. The only way to prevent it is by removing the battery. Of course, with an I phone you can’t remove the battery!

    • Harold Olsen

      Ever since I found out last year that Apple was collecting personal date on their customers who have iPhones and iPads and voluntarily giving that information to the government, I’ve avoided all things Apple, including Mac Intosh computers, which I love. Facebook is doing the same thing, Twitter has said they will also give the government person information about its members, but unlike Apple and Facebook, they’ll wait until they are asked for it.

  • Jodi

    Dang. And I like iPhones. If there was a way to tweak its hardware to turn these things off…

    • http://norman@cates-family.com Norman F.

      There is. Its called a pillow.

  • http://none Carter

    I went on a registered site where the guy was talkin about looking for good fried chicken.When I got off I got my first and only ad for KFC.Why if corporations are reading our emails,wouldnt the Govt. be doing it?And maybe the corporations inform the FBI

    • Harold Olsen

      I will go on Amazon and do some “window” shopping occasionally and check out items that I may or may not purchase in the future. The next time I got to my Excite email account, there will be ads for those very items on my Excite home page.

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  • Jon

    Don’t dwell just on I-pad. I’m sure that Big Brother is watching all other devices as well. Welcome to 1984.

  • cerebus23

    now everyone in the nation needs to text at once “bomb blow up congress” or something and watch all those overwatch computers and people explode at the sudden traffic.

    text it email it twitter it facebook it lets see them run in circles.

    if they want to be wired in give them something to worry about.

  • Franklyn Molina

    This is why I’m glad the Anonymous organizatino is still around. This is the only reason I support them; to take down the Government Media Complex. Beware liberals. They are Anonymous. They are legion. They do not forgive. They do not forget. Expect them, liberal scumbags. Here’s hoping only a little bit of neccessary anarchy will take down these communist criminals.

    • http://PersonalLibertyDigest DocnChaos

      I read that Anonymous is CIA,,,do you know “Is there any truth to that? I was really hoping the same thing,,,,, “Here’s hoping only a little bit of neccessary anarchy will take down these communist criminals.” DocnChaos

  • swampfox

    Screw them,I ain’t liven in fear!
    they already know what i thinkof their b.s,I give em all the finger!

  • http://www.facebook.com/wayne.spalding.9 Wayne Spalding

    I have no problem with the hackers who may or may not now have my information, I consider they to be the good guys. On the other hand the FBI having my info is scary very scary.

  • RealitySux

    If anybody thinks these tactics are new then they simply haven’t been paying attention. Be it old school or new technology, we’ve been accounted for since the first social security card/driver license was issued.

  • chris

    sorry people but the law enforcement community does not care about the constitution or the bill of rights. If they did they would not perform random searches against peoples wishes, and make up stuff to confiscate fire arms as seen on some videos.

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