Monday, August 23, 2010

Apple applies for patent to kill jailbroken devices | Apple - CNET News

I suspect this will surprise few people

The company has applied for a patent, titled "Systems and Methods for Identifying Unauthorized Users of an Electronic Device," that covers a series of security measures to automatically protect devices from thieves and other "unauthorized users." Unauthorized users apparently applies to those who engage in jailbreaking, which allows devices to run apps not approved by the company producing the operating system--such as Apple, the main target of such bypasses.

Apple applies for patent to kill jailbroken devices | Apple - CNET News

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