Dec 29

iMore wrote that New York City mayer Michael Bloomberg blamed the iPad and iPhone for a slight elevation in the crime rate during his Friday morning radio address. Marc La Vorgna, the mayor’s press secretary, said: “If you just took away the jump in Apple, we’d be down for the year.” Bloomberg advised listeners to keep their Apple devices in a pocket in sort of a more body-fitting, tighter clothes. » iOS Devices Blamed For Increase In NYC Theft Crime Rate

Sep 04

Macrumors reported that hacker group Antisec has released a dump of 1 million unique identifiers (UDIDs) from Apple iOS devices tonight. They say that the records came from a file found on an FBI laptop back in March. The file found on this laptop contained over 12 million device records, including Apple UDIDs, usernames, push notification tokens, and in some instances, names, cell phone numbers, addresses and zip codes. » Hackers Released 1 Million iOS Device UDIDs Which They Obtained From FBI Laptop

Aug 14

MercuryNews reported that more than $60,000 worth of “computers and personal items” were allegedly stolen from Steve Jobs his house. “The deceased Apple co-founder’s home on the 2100 block of Waverley Street in Palo Alto was burglarized July 17, said Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Tom Flattery, a member of the high-technology crimes unit…More than $60,000 worth of “computers and personal items” were allegedly stolen, but Flattery declined to say whether they belonged to Jobs, who died last year at the age of 56, or another family member“. » $60,000 Worth Of Computers & Personal Items Stolen From Steve Jobs Home

Apr 18

A view days ago Fox News reported that a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) official (Clayton Keith Dovel) has been charged after being accused of stealing eight iPads from luggage at Dallas/Fort Worth International airport and can face between two and 10 years in prison if convicted. » TSA Baggage Inspector In Dallas Accused Of Stealing iPads From Luggage

Oct 12

Brian Hogan
Some of us are wondering, what happened with the guys who found an iPhone 4 prototype and sold it to Gizmodo last year? Well CNET posted full details about what happend with them and what kind of punishment they received. “The men, who were accused of selling the device to gadget blog Gizmodo last year, were sentenced to one year of probation, 40 hours of public service, and a requirement that each pay $250 in restitution to Apple, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe told CNET. Brian Hogan[right], the man who allegedly found the prototype in a bar, and Sage Wallower, who allegedly helped Hogan shop the device around to technology sites, were charged with misdemeanor theft in early August.» iPhone 4 Prototype Finders Get 1 Year Probation, 40 Hours Community Service & Owe Apple $500

Nov 27

iphone-3gs-shopA couple of days ago we reported about 4,000 iPhones that were stolen from a Belgium company. The police lost track of the thieves and the devices were never found. Touch My Apps reports that the units are currently being activated in Russia.

» Stolen iPhones Show Up In Russia?

Nov 17

Last weekend 4000 iPhone were stolen from a logistics company in the Belgium Willebroek. The iPhones were ready to be delivered at the Belgium iPhone provider Mobistar. The shortages of iPhones is now even greater. The total sum of the 4000 iPhones is estimated at 2 million euros. » 4000 iPhones Stolen From Belgium Company

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