Apple Can Erase Your Apps, Steal Your Lunch Money Without Asking

By Derek Hardman Aug 7th, 2008

When did the term "property" become such a slippery term?

Sure the economy is in a crisis, food and energy prices are on the rise and the same industry that spurred our boom is quickly mapping out a rock bottom, but really, who does Apple think they are?

The overly-hyped apps come with a curious quirk that, well, seems only a few steps removed from the predatory lending boogeymen, or more accurately, a powerful corporation that is capable of breaching the fine line between quality control and consumer privacy that it is currently straddling, all while muddying up the concept of "private property."

That's right, the iPhone, unbeknownst to its public can communicate with Apple in order to regulate and even remotely wipe applications that you purchased with, presumably, your own money, which in any other world would mean that you owned them and were free to do with them as you pleased.

Not so with the iPhone.

While it is unlikely that Apple is planning on harvesting your organs or pedaling the content of your phone, it does lead one to question what else remains underneath the sleek facade of the popular multimedia cell phone.

My guess is circuit boards and a lithium cell. But I've been wrong before.

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Apple Can Erase Your Apps, Steal Your Lunch Money Without Asking