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Topic # 151730 3-Sep-2014 13:47
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I have a work iPhone that was not originally mine- it belonged to an ex colleague before his departure. I reset the phone and all was fine and dandy, but I now need to travel internationally for work. This might be paranoia, but I know that phones are occasionally cloned by customs at some borders and I want to know anything the previous owner may have done for <ahem> personal reasons is well and truly gone.

I've looked in the App Store but can't see anything. Is there a data wipe that scrubs slack memory etc?

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Jon




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  Reply # 1121141 3-Sep-2014 13:49
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  Reply # 1121208 3-Sep-2014 15:39
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Cloned?
Who does that, I've never heard of it........unless you're on a pedo list or something I guess

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1121215 3-Sep-2014 16:01
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hsvhel: Cloned?
Who does that, I've never heard of it........unless you're on a pedo list or something I guess


Or you've ever been to a meeting opposed to the GCSB/NSA global surveillance. 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11171475







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  Reply # 1121567 4-Sep-2014 08:55
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Lias:
hsvhel: Cloned?
Who does that, I've never heard of it........unless you're on a pedo list or something I guess


Or you've ever been to a meeting opposed to the GCSB/NSA global surveillance. 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11171475





It's not paranoia if they are out to get you.

Thanks. I was looking for something that just wiped slack space, but I see a full wipe is just as effective, and I did that when I took over the phone. Hmmm. I have been known to tweet my objection to NSA/GCSB surveillance, never attended a conference on it though. If I don't post again for over 10 days, come looking for me. What's NZ's equivalent of Gitmo? Fiji? sealed

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Jon




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  Reply # 1121709 4-Sep-2014 11:30
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wow, must have missed that!
Seems like there is more too it than what is being reported.  I travel a lot, and with what would be considered more HDD's/laptops than one would normally need and never been checked on it.
Kinda creepy though

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