Kids, next time your parent doles out some punishment that you think is too harsh, remember the story about the police officer father who turned his son in for fraud just to avoid paying the tab his kid racked up on his iPad.
Remember MacDefender, the bogus anti-virus utility that Apple quickly squashed with a system update? As it turns out, that scam may have been part of a wider web of intrigue recently discovered at ChronoPay, a Russian e-commerce payment firm that appears to have been supported the malware scam.
Who needs the rumored “Find My Mac” feature in the upcoming Mac OS X Lion? In the case of a stolen MacBook, all that was required to catch the thief who nabbed it was the built-in iSight camera and a blog outlining what the suspect was up to.
Today, a group of U.S. senators called upon Apple to pull apps from the App Store that alert users to any police or any other law enforcement checkpoints that have been set up to combat drunk driving. U.S. Senators Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) were named as senders in the letter, and it was addressed to Apple Senior Vice President of iPhone Software, Scott Forstall.