“The governor of Alabama was undone, in part, by Apple’s iCloud,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt writes for Apple 3.0.
From THE IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION OF GOVERNOR ROBERT BENTLEY:
Section III B1: Mrs. Bentley’s suspicions:
On other occasions, Ms. Bentley was able to read text messages sent by her husband to Mason because he had given Ms. Bentley his state-issued iPad, not understanding that it shared the same ‘cloud’ as his state-issued iPhone and granted equal access to all message functions. It was through such text messages that other members of the Bentley family first learned of the affair.
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Various parts of iCloud syncing [Messages, Photos, etc.] can be quite revealing when used by those who do not understand how it works.
See also “Robert Bentley resigns: Tracing the rise and fall of Alabama’s ex-governor” here.
Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey was worn in as Alabama’s 54th governor on April 10, 2017.