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Apple Denies Providing UDIDs to FBI

DATA LOSS—U.S.

September 6, 2012

Apple says it did not provide a set of IDs tied to its devices to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), The Wall Street Journal reports. Hacking group AntiSec claims to have obtained millions of unique device identifiers (UDIDs) from an FBI agent’s laptop. “The FBI has not requested this information from Apple, nor have we provided it to the FBI or any organization,” said an Apple spokeswoman. The FBI has said it has “no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI either sought or obtained the data.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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