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    The idiots did it again

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/...bar/index.html
    I just need one more tool,just one!

  • #2
    ...... or brilliant marketing strategy.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by precisionmetal
      ...... or brilliant marketing strategy.
      You nailed it.
      "The Administration does not support blowing up planets." --- Finally some SENSIBLE policy from the Gov!

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      • #4
        A disturbing report, related to the iDrunk.
        http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/...html?hpt=hp_t2
        It appears that if a company is big enough, home invasion is possible with the aid of the authorities.

        ..man who told the publication that he consented to having his home searched for a phone by six officers last month. No one in the group identified himself as being an Apple employee, the man told SF Weekly. He reportedly said that he assumed they were all police officials and would not have permitted entry if he knew the searchers were from Apple.
        Weston Bye - Author, The Mechatronist column, Digital Machinist magazine
        ~Practitioner of the Electromechanical Arts~

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        • #5
          Originally posted by precisionmetal
          ...... or brilliant marketing strategy.
          It's brilliant done once,more than once it's stupid.
          I just need one more tool,just one!

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          • #6
            or as it is more accurately described the ipieceofsh"t

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Weston Bye
              A disturbing report, related to the iDrunk.
              http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/...html?hpt=hp_t2
              It appears that if a company is big enough, home invasion is possible with the aid of the authorities.
              Yeah, that part is especially disappointing:

              http://gizmodo.com/5837072/san-franc...-lost-iphone-5

              Apparently they used the internal GPS to remotely track the phone, and then "3 or 4" SFPD showed up on the guy's doorstep without a warrant. Several people searched the house, which were implied to be plain-clothes officers, but were apparently Apple employees. Nice.
              "When they came to my house, they said they were SFPD," Calderَn said. "I thought they were SFPD. That's why I let them in." He said he would not have permitted the search if he had been aware the two people conducting it were not actually police officers.

              So in essence, the SFPD came over, flashed badges, seemingly made threats, and then stood by while private citizens searched the Calderَn home.
              Last edited by lazlo; 09-03-2011, 05:58 PM.
              "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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              • #8
                So far we have only one side of the story.

                They guy should have asked for all their badges. Also his fault for not refusing. The police do not have to tell you your rights, it's up to you to know them.

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                • #9
                  Don't blame the victim. It's still not right.
                  Weston Bye - Author, The Mechatronist column, Digital Machinist magazine
                  ~Practitioner of the Electromechanical Arts~

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lazlo
                    Yeah, that part is especially disappointing:

                    http://gizmodo.com/5837072/san-franc...-lost-iphone-5

                    Apparently they used the internal GPS to remotely track the phone, and then "3 or 4" SFPD showed up on the guy's doorstep without a warrant. Several people searched the house, which were implied to be plain-clothes officers, but were apparently Apple employees. Nice.
                    "When they came to my house, they said they were SFPD," Calderَn said. "I thought they were SFPD. That's why I let them in." He said he would not have permitted the search if he had been aware the two people conducting it were not actually police officers.

                    So in essence, the SFPD came over, flashed badges, seemingly made threats, and then stood by while private citizens searched the Calderَn home.
                    Yet another reason for me to continue NOT buying any apple products and to still consider apple a bad word, and some people think Microsoft is bad.
                    Find a cell phone that some pisshead lost in a bar = get your house searched by some jack booted thugs.
                    Last edited by Iraiam; 09-03-2011, 09:09 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by lazlo
                      Yeah, that part is especially disappointing:

                      http://gizmodo.com/5837072/san-franc...-lost-iphone-5

                      Apparently they used the internal GPS to remotely track the phone, and then "3 or 4" SFPD showed up on the guy's doorstep without a warrant. Several people searched the house, which were implied to be plain-clothes officers, but were apparently Apple employees. Nice.
                      "When they came to my house, they said they were SFPD," Calderَn said. "I thought they were SFPD. That's why I let them in." He said he would not have permitted the search if he had been aware the two people conducting it were not actually police officers.

                      So in essence, the SFPD came over, flashed badges, seemingly made threats, and then stood by while private citizens searched the Calderَn home.

                      dumbass shouldn't have let them in the door without a warrant...
                      -paul

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Weston Bye
                        Don't blame the victim. It's still not right.

                        Sorry, I just can't feel bad for him. He could have told them to bugger off and they would have. He is an adult and made the conscious decision to let them in.

                        If the guy really does have it, or sold it, he could be in trouble. The local DA is going after the guy who sold it to gizmodo even after what he went through to try to get it back.

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                        • #13
                          I'll back off a little.... I suspect that there were no innocents in the search situation. Certainly not the Apple men-in-black. Probably not the "citizen". But, the sad thing is that the cops seem to be wrong also, condoning heavy handed and misleading behavior by their presence and inaction.

                          The cops could conceiveably use the excuse that they were there to ensure the peace - to be available in case violence broke out. Seems that only certain parties were being "protected".

                          I know such things happen - my dad once delivered eviction papers to renters while a friend, an off-duty officer, waited, in uniform, in sight of the renters, in the car. Certainly wasn't legal, but it was effective.
                          Weston Bye - Author, The Mechatronist column, Digital Machinist magazine
                          ~Practitioner of the Electromechanical Arts~

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                          • #14
                            The oddest thing is he has not filed a complaint with the PD. Straight to the media, and two months later.

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                            • #15
                              I don't believe any of us have any real, true, first-hand information on what actually happened. Nowadays, I don't have much faith in what the press (or some web site) says.

                              One thing I do know is that Apple takes their own internal security very, very seriously. They put the fear of god into new-hires when it comes to talking, losing items, etc. It's spelled out very simply: "if you do xxx, you're gone".

                              I also know that they treat their employees very, very well, but expect hard work and loyalty in return. Nobody is forced to stay there -- people WANT to be working there, and Apple tries their best to create that desire.

                              Apple is the king of the mountain right now, and as is typical: you are an easy target and under scrutiny (and speculation) by everyone when in that position.

                              fwiw.... jmo

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