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I wonder if Apple could have done more to assist the teachers and the school district. The standardized tests should have been reworked to be compatible with the iPad. Apple should have also known that the keyboard issue would come up. That should have been included in the contract. They also could have helped with the curriculum in matching up the schools with the best apps. I have not read what apps they are using, but if all of this was left up to the teachers without...
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As it should. That is because Mobile Safari is programmed to handle the URL properly. Any other http client will execute the command without a verification prompt. If you try it with a desktop browser you will see that the behavior is different. It will put the bogus URL in the location field. You can then back up and examine the script.
I received this email today. Haven't studied it yet. I'm not working in that area so I don;t know what it actually entails. Interested to learn more.
They can already easily do that by forcing the carrier to disable your sim with a court order, however, that would seldom be in their best interest. If they suspected you of some crime, they would want to wiretap you not shut off your phone.. That is not the motivation that is behind this legislation. 
I doubt it. This is a public safety issue. Apple is already a pioneer in this area. It is a good thing to make stolen phones less valuable as it helps prevent attacks on citizens and might even save lives. It is a small feature in phones that can make a big difference. I view it much like needing to mandate seat belts in cars, just because it make sense. Many phone manufacturers will not be able to easily implement this feature so overall, it is good for Apple.
According to post #14 it has been fixed in iOS 8. They will still need to fix it in all supported OS versions though.
You can go to that webpage and test it. It is actually doing what it demonstrates. http://box.algorithm.dk/ios/02.html 
Normally I'd agree with that, but since it is an Apple documented URL behavior, it is probably unrelated to a jailbreak.
So tell us who's app actually makes the call thus causing the harm.
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