Originally Posted by magicj
Since they don't tell anyone when it gets stolen, there are no examples to point to.
Do you really think that implies their servers can't be broken into?
Now you're getting into dangerous conspiracy theory territory. As in, "the reason we have no evidence of alien visits is because the government
has been hiding THE TRUTH from us!!"
I'm not saying that Apple is impervious to attack, or that data has not been stolen from their servers. But it's impossible to prove a negative. In other words, it's impossible for Apple to prove
that they've never been hacked, just like it's impossible for you to prove that you've never killed someone. That's why most modern societies have adopted the "presumed innocent" policy. Of course, it's important to be cautious and be careful with your personal data, but it's presumptuous to suspect them of malfeasance without either evidence (heck even anecdotal evidence!) or probable cause. If Apple had a notorious history of playing fast and loose w/ people's personal data (like Google and Facebook have), then I would say you're justified in being suspicious of Apple in the present. But historically, Apple (IMHO) has been a pretty good steward of their customers' personal information and data.