Tuesday June 19, 2012

Apple Wins Anti-Surveillance Patent

Apple's anti-surveillance patent application was granted today. The bonus? It involves cloning (you) as a way of fooling eavesdroppers. eek!

A principal's identity is cloned to form or create a cloned identity. That is, identifiers used to authenticate the principal are provided to the cloning service for purposes of posing as the principal. The cloning service acts as if it is the principal and performs automated processing over a network. The processing reflects transactions or actions over the network According to an embodiment, the network is the Internet and the actions processing reflects automated activities processed within a World-Wide Web (WWW) browser controlled by the cloning service, which masquerades as the principal.