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Apple denies giving FBI any device IDs, FBI claims AntiSec is lying

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:34PM EST
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Apple (AAPL) on Wednesday said that AntiSec’s claims of leaking 1 million unique identifiers (UDID) tied to its iOS devices may have been exaggerated. In an official statement given to AllThingsD, Apple spokesman Natalie Kerris denied reports that the company gave the FBI any UDIDs at all. “The FBI has not requested this information from Apple, nor have we provided it to the FBI or any organization,” said Kerris, who added that the company introduced a new set of UDIDs with iOS6 and will be banning the old identifiers in the near future.

Meanwhile, the FBI has also denied AntiSec’s hacking claims. “The FBI is aware of published reports alleging that an FBI laptop was compromised and private data regarding Apple UDIDs was exposed. At this time there is no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI either sought or obtained this data,” an FBI spokesman told AllThingsD.

Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. His writing has appeared on DVICE, Ubergizmo, G4TV, Yahoo News, NBC blogs. You might even have seen his videos on Xbox LIVE.

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