Humor: iCloud is user friendly and meets someone new

Humor: iCloud is user friendly and meets someone new
Face it, Apple does a lot of things right, but when they go wrong, it can be a source of near endless entertainment. Look at Apple Maps, there have not been any major mishaps lately, but thinking about that less than perfect launch will still get a chuckle out of a geek here-or-there.

Now, with similar fanfare, iCloud is going to be the butt of jokes for a while. In fact, we imagine that there are some significant revisions being made to Tim Cook’s keynote speech for Apple’s announcement on September 9th.

We are sure to get some insight about what really happened with iCloud and the compromised celebrity accounts which saw all sorts of risqué pictures passed around the internet. In the meantime, the general consensus covers a lot of different angles, for the iCloud part, it looks like some basic email-password brute force attacks.

Does that mean you can never trust cloud storage again? No, but if anything, this most recent episode serves as a sober reminder to take no nonsense steps to protect your data. The most basic steps will often deter common attacks, since many will seek a path of least resistance.

As for what happened leading up this past weekend, it might have been as simple as the jokers at Joy of Tech depicted below.


source: The Joy of Tech

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36 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

LOL its funny because that was the excuse Apple used and then people (obviously) got distracted by the nudes (its not a bug, its a feature).

3. iKamalkandel

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Yeah. I agree. Great features. Just see her body...!

16. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

+1 to you man

30. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Not a fan of cloud storage but still you are oblige to use it anyways even if you have external memory it'll still be prone to hack the moment you connect it to your computer or online . Saying 1 OS is secure to another an defending it that you really mean it whereas the vedince suggest otherwise it utterly stupid enough.

31. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Edited: not a fan of cloud storage but still you are oblige to use it anyways even if you have external memory it'll still be prone to hack the moment you connect it to your computer or online . Saying 1 OS is secure to another and defending it that you really mean it whereas the evidence suggest otherwise is utterly stupid.

10. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

September 1st was a day the fapgods laid blessing to all the male species (frat bros with heads held up high). Reddit literally broke down for a greater part of the day, cue r/thefappening I personally saw three but I'm not proud of it. I couldn't even download them because it grossed me out.

27. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

I'm not proud neither but I had to check out :( did not keep anything though.

2. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1278; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Haha... Nice one...

4. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well. For once Joy of Tech manages to make a comic slightly critical of Apple. I approve.

5. 13Elves

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

I am not a friend of Apple but this was a cheap (and unfunny) shot. Apple and its services are 1000x better than Google and its spyware like G+ that uploads are your photos into the cloud w/o ur permission.

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You're not a friend of Apple, yet you declare that it and its services are "1000 times better" than Google and its services. You also declare that Google+ uploads your photos without your permission, yet auto backup has to be manually enabled. It is not enabled by default. So basically you're an idiot who has no idea what you're talking about.

14. 13Elves

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

Ur absolutley wrong. Go look at the reviews for G+ and u will see that the spring/early summer update uploaded EVERYONES photo albums WITHOUT their permission and thousands of people took issue with this and thousands more refused to update. U dont know what u r talking about ur just a mindless Google-bot parroting nonsense from its master. Get out.

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

LOL, you're telling me to get out, son? Do you have any idea who I am? I'm a goddamn veteran of this site. Now I don't know about the spring/summer update, I never saw that news. If it happened it was an accident, since the feature has always been opt-in prior. Google wouldn't make such a massive data hog of a feature automatically enabled like that on purpose.

17. 13Elves

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

Lol, ura veteran of an internet site? Well, I'm an actual veteran so suck on that loser. Try and have pride in something actually real instead of responding like the doofus u r. #pathetic.

18. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

"Actual veteran." So either you killed people, or you were trained to kill people, or you were trained to do something to support the people who were trained to kill people. I'd rather be a veteran of a phone news website than a veteran of an organization of murderers.

19. 13Elves

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

Low IQ cretins like you wouldn't be able to join any armed forces so I can understand ur jealousy. Lol. I can fly an Apache helicopter, u can...be a stooge for Google? To each according to his abilities I guess. #burned.

21. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

98 on the ASVAB. I just have a really big problem with flying a machine designed specifically to kill lots of people, after being trained specifically to kill lots of people. Btw, Google typically only hires brilliant people, so I hold their employees in higher regard than the kinds of dumbasses who are allowed into the military.

22. 13Elves

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

Says u the admitted Google-bot. Lol, they very things u r using to make a cyberfool out of urself were created by the military #moron, now Get Out.

23. tedkord

Posts: 17482; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He's right. It's opt in/out. I've been a G+ member for years, not a single photo uploaded because every time I open the app for the first time on a device or sign in, I'm asked if I want to upload my photos (to which I respond no). Every single time.

24. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I absolutely LOVE how you think that saying "get out" will have any effect. See, unlike you, I wasn't trained to sniff my ass if someone barked an order at me to. And the basic building blocks of the Internet were built by the military, but private companies have taken it way, way farther than the military ever would. They can't even figure out how to not spend billions of dollars apiece on a failed project to replace a 40 year old fighter jet. Aaaaaaat any rate, the only thing I've found that even remotely relates to your original BS accusation is that for some users, Google+ does auto upload over a mobile network when the user has specified they only want it done over wifi. Unfortunately, it would take me forever to go back far enough to the time period you specified, so I guess we can't really qualify your claim that it was ever an issue the way you described. Also, why the hell do you keep using hashtags? You're sounding less like an "actual veteran" and more like a 12 year old who's trying to sound badass and intimidate me. Which may have worked if you were, you know, INTIMIDATING.

25. 13Elves

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

In other words u have no coherent response and are just whining now. Continue worshipping ur malware producing megacorp Google and I will continue to code the future w/the ppl who brought the world the greatest invention of modern times: the military-created internet (not to mention, computers, transistors, computer programs, cell technology etc but who's counting) Enjoy ur #pathetic existence being proud of being data-mined and sold to corporations like the typical brain dead consumer of crap u r. I will ignore all replies and posts from u as u r a crazy person so, Get Out and Enjoy The Silence #blocked for being a #dumb @ss

26. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You can't block someone on this site. Also, your hashtag count has increased. You can keep living in your delusional fantasy world where the military serves a useful purpose if you'd like. I'll keep having fun with well designed products and laughing at fu.ckwits like you.

33. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Nah, he's a real veteran alright...some old man who like most other senior citizen, is technologically impaired, using hashtags everywhere.

34. Topcat488

Posts: 1419; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I think they were having a "SALE" on Hashtags @ the Apps Store... O.o He's a hoarder of them dang hashtags. O.o

35. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I approve this message.

29. eldyagustius

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

I'm using Android and none is uploaded to cloud w/o my permission. Maybe you are one of the butthurts that do not understand how to turn off the g+ sync. At least, let's say that if your statement was correct, upload to cloud without your permission was still better than upload with your permission but it's leaked.

32. wilsong17 unregistered

You sir a full of crap Google plus doesn't upload your fotos unless you agree also you have to be on wifi for the photos to upload unless you go onto setting and Enable 4G lte.. I been using Android since 2010 currently own a note 3 running tweak 3.0 with aroma installer so I don't have any bloat ware on my phone

6. janno

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

Apple: We make your data easily accessible - even by others!

8. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

If not for fApple, Jlaw's boobies will still be a mystery, ditto Kate Upton et al. Hail fapple for this unprecedented tech f-k up of the year lol

11. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

You'd be surprised that a greater number of people don't see it that way

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