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Apple bolstering privacy by ending developer access to UDIDs

With privacy concerns at the forefront of many tech industry blogs, not to mention investigations from Congress, Apple has begun rejecting apps that access UDIDs.

By Mar. 28, 2012


Apple sets deadline for retiring old device ID system

In an effort to boost user privacy, starting May 1 the tech giant will no longer accept new apps that access UDIDs. All new apps also must support iPhone 5 and Retina display.

By Mar. 21, 2013


Google axes UDID support with updated SDK for AdMob

New software developer kit removes apps' ability to access the unique string of numbers that individually identifies each cellular device.

By Apr. 8, 2013


Apple data hack denied by FBI

Hackers claim to have stolen 12 million unique iPad and iPhone 5 codes from an FBI laptop, a claim denied by the US agency.

By Sep. 5, 2012


AntiSec claims to have snatched 12M Apple device IDs from FBI

Hacking group posts 1 million of the identifiers to the Web after allegedly lifting the data from an agent's laptop.

By Sep. 3, 2012


Apple reportedly mulling tracking tool for app developers

It's the latest wrinkle in ongoing debate over how best to balance commercial self-interest and user privacy.

By Jun. 8, 2012


Apple says it did not give FBI or 'any organization' device IDs

Apple denies any involvement with a massive list of user identification numbers that leaked out earlier this week.

By Sep. 5, 2012


UDID leak source ID'd: BlueToad mobile firm says it was hacked

A small mobile publishing company called BlueToad says the Apple UDIDs leaked last week came from an illegal intrusion into its network last week, an admission that contradicts AntiSec's claims about the FBI.

By Sep. 10, 2012


Why the Apple, FBI and AntiSec UDID debacle won't go away

The publishing of 1 million anonymized Apple UDIDs allegedly found on an FBI agent's computer brought AntiSec's actions front and center. With denials from Apple and the FBI, you might think it's over. Not so fast.

By Sep. 6, 2012


Apple disables developer-sold UDID devices

According to a report from karthikk.net, developers who have sold UDID slots to other developers who are not officially enrolled in Apple's iOS Developer Program are finding their accounts on the brink of being banned.

By Aug. 5, 2011