ABC News uses iCloud to track a stolen iPad to TSA officer's home

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  • Reply 41 of 58
    Taking photos inside an airport of the security checkpoint? Gitmo!
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    anonymouse View Post


    Clearly the TSA is so corrupt that they are all just looking the other way as their coworkers steal everything they can lay their hands on.



    Exactly. Just like all employees of Chick-Fil-A are homophobes. Oh wait...


     


     



    AppleSauce007 View Post


    Well, stealing is wrong but this device was left behind on purpose to entrap the guy.  Moreover, it's just one more family that may end up in financial trouble leading to a broken home.  While it's possible that this guy had stolen before, it's also possible that this was his first time.



    That is not how entrapment works. Moreover, anyone supporting their family should know better than to risk their job over petty theft. Common sense. If it's his first time, it won't be the last.


     


     



    Oflife View Post

    Good old liberal hiring practices. Every single time I have been robbed at a hotel, it was by one of the employees. How do I know? a) They have the keys to my room. b) I once got the manager of a hotel to ADMIT her employee had stolen the mobile phone belonging to one of my staff. I gave her 30 minutes to put it back in our room no questions asked, else I would call the police.

    We waited 30 minutes outside, and then returned to the room, where the phone had been duly returned.

    Everywhere you go world-wide where politically correct hiring practises are in place, you get crime. Everywhere.

    About time people are hired on merit. Period.


    Exactly. Obviously there are no other socioeconomic factors involved. This is all because of Affirmative Action, designed solely for minority employees to screw hard working whites. Oh wait... that program only covers hiring a defined cross-section of ethnicities; it doesn't tie employers' hands in regards to disciplining employee misconduct, including theft.


    But don't let me stop your axe grinding.

  • Reply 43 of 58
    jragostajragosta Posts: 10,473member
    Well, stealing is wrong but this device was left behind on purpose to entrap the guy.  Moreover, it's just one more family that may end up in financial trouble leading to a broken home.  While it's possible that this guy had stolen before, it's also possible that this was his first time.

    It's not entrapment. Not even close.

    And whether or not it was his first time, he should have known that stealing it was wrong and has to face the consequences. His kids may suffer, but kids suffer from their parents' bad choices all the time so that's not something that should stop us from punishing criminals.
  • Reply 44 of 58
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,719member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mrrodriguez View Post


     Yeah, Android can do more.


     



    • Turn on video camera remotely to see perp


    • Turn on remotely to hear


    • Make the App invisible so the thief doesn't know it's there


    • Even make it so that if they try to wipe the phone the app remains


     


    Some you have to be rooted for them, but if you buy an Android and you don't root it, you might as well get an iPhone





    so the average joe android user knows to root his phone? meanwhile, find my phone is free for ios users and is a standard feature. It's up to you to turn it on or off.

  • Reply 45 of 58
    chiachia Posts: 701member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AppleSauce007 View Post


    Well, stealing is wrong but this device was left behind on purpose to entrap the guy.  Moreover, it's just one more family that may end up in financial trouble leading to a broken home.  While it's possible that this guy had stolen before, it's also possible that this was his first time.





    Originally Posted by AppleSauce007 View Post

    It's still sad how the guy lost his job over this sting operation and his poor wife trying to cover for him but to no avail...

    This may stop people from taking iPads but they will continue to take other things.


     


    I'm disturbed and disappointed you actually feel some sympathy for the guy.


    He's someone who has abused his position of trust and responsibility to take advantage of passengers when they're vulnerable; it's not as if you can grab hold of a thieving TSA agent without being smacked down hard onto the floor.


     


    Who knows what else he may do at the airport if the money's right?


    "You've got a bag you don't want anybody nosing around in?  Well $10,000 ought to cover our 'fees' for the special 'Don't Look Don't Tell' service my buddies offer at the screening gates".  For an extra $5000 we'll even you escort you onto the plane.


     


    You're concerned for his welfare but neglect the welfare of the victim who may have worked so very hard to buy that iPad.


    They may have sentimental photos or other irreplaceable data on that device.


     


    Doesn't matter whether it was his first offence.


    Scumbag got what was coming to him.

  • Reply 46 of 58
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,719member

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    Originally Posted by pridon View Post



    Android doesn't need it. Who would want to steal an Android POS.




    if for some reason an Android phone is stolen, just check the nearest dumpster. The thief will realize it was a mistake and then will toss the sucker.

  • Reply 47 of 58
    chiachia Posts: 701member


    Originally Posted by Oflife View Post

    Everywhere you go world-wide where politically correct hiring practises are in place, you get crime. Everywhere.


     


    Crime happens everywhere in the world, irrespective of the nature of hiring practises.


    Can you name a country without a police force or crime?


     


    If you're trying to imply that more crime occurs as a result of politically correct hiring practises, that's a logical fallacy which reveals something about your perception of the world and others in it.

  • Reply 48 of 58

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AppleSauce007 View Post



    It's still sad how the guy lost his job over this sting operation and his poor wife trying to cover for him but to no avail...

    This may stop people from taking iPads but they will continue to take other things.


     


    It's sad that a thief lost his job for stealing? Are you F'ing kidding me? And his wife didn't try to cover for him. He blamed her with her absent to weasel his way out of getting caught. He's a [email protected] and a moron.

  • Reply 49 of 58

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    Originally Posted by canucklehead View Post



    The guy got what he deserved. Having said that, I wonder what financial challenges he might have as well as pressures to give his children the things they want/need in order to keep up with their classmates.

    What he did (an probably had done in the past) was wrong and the punishment justified. I feel saddened by the challenges his family will now face now that he has no income.


     


    He wasn't stealing bread, he was stealing fancy electronics.

  • Reply 50 of 58
    chiachia Posts: 701member


    Originally Posted by mrrodriguez View Post


     Yeah, Android can do more.



    • Turn on video camera remotely to see perp


    • Turn on remotely to hear


    • Make the App invisible so the thief doesn't know it's there


    • Even make it so that if they try to wipe the phone the app remains



     


    With the way Google likes to collect data about users, maybe these capabilities are already present as undocumented "features"!


     


    Your Android phone is secretly recording everything you do


    Rented computers secretly photographed users

  • Reply 51 of 58

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AppleSauce007 View Post



    It's still sad how the guy lost his job over this sting operation and his poor wife trying to cover for him but to no avail...

    This may stop people from taking iPads but they will continue to take other things.


    sounds to me like he was throwing his wife under the bus.  nice.

  • Reply 52 of 58


    TSA and HomeLand security = SS secret police.  Too bad it wont get much press.  Obama probably ordered a media blackout.

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  • Reply 54 of 58
    jragostajragosta Posts: 10,473member
    yoshima wrote: »
    TSA and HomeLand security = SS secret police.  Too bad it wont get much press.  Obama probably ordered a media blackout.

    This is one of the things that bothers me about the right wing loonies.

    TSA was created and given most of its current powers under the Bush administration. And even if Obama wanted to eliminate it, the GOP controls Congress, so there's nothing he can do. Blaming it on Obama is just plain ridiculous.
  • Reply 55 of 58
    jragostajragosta Posts: 10,473member
    It's sad that a thief lost his job for stealing? Are you F'ing kidding me? And his wife didn't try to cover for him. He blamed her with her absent to weasel his way out of getting caught. He's a [email protected] and a moron.

    I think you mean "soon-to-be-ex-wife".
  • Reply 56 of 58


    Yoshima View Post


    TSA and HomeLand security = SS secret police.  Too bad it wont get much press.  Obama probably ordered a media blackout.



     


    Yikes. Speaking of axes...


    I warned the mods to patch that screen door, but it's too late; we have Drudge bugs.

  • Reply 57 of 58

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AppleSauce007 View Post


     


    Well, stealing is wrong but this device was left behind on purpose to entrap the guy.  Moreover, it's just one more family that may end up in financial trouble leading to a broken home.  While it's possible that this guy had stolen before, it's also possible that this was his first time.





    Doesn't matter.  If you can't respect laws, other people, and have deficient morals, you're not taking care of your family anyway. 

  • Reply 58 of 58

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    Originally Posted by karajabola View Post


    sounds to me like he was throwing his wife under the bus.  nice.





    Yup. 


     


    Lesson to be learned - karma will always get you...  (or karma's a .....)

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