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iPhone Kill Switch

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iPhone Kill Switch-iPhone kill switch is neither a myth nor a rumor,it really does exist.The iphone kill switch allegations were finally confirmed by Mr Steve Jobs in an interview in the Wall Street Journal today.So what is the iphone kill switch? The iPhone has an interior code in the CoreLocation that calls back Apple from time to time to see if any downloaded software has been blacklisted.And Apple can disable any malicious programs at their discretion.Wall Street Journal’s article read:

Apple raised hackles in computer-privacy and security circles when an independent engineer discovered code inside the iPhone that suggested iPhones routinely check an Apple Web site that could, in theory trigger the removal of the undesirable software from the devices.Mr. Jobs confirmed such a capability exists, but argued that Apple needs it in case it inadvertently allows a malicious program — one that stole users’ personal data, for example — to be distributed to iPhones through the App Store. “Hopefully we never have to pull that lever, but we would be irresponsible not to have a lever like that to pull,” he says.

Translation once you have bought the iPhone, Apple owns you LOL.

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