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Subject: Re: The Feds Can Now (Probably) Unlock Every iPhone Model In Existence
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On 01Mar 2018, nospam wrote
(in article<010320182127427585%nospam@nospam.invalid>):

> In article<4iy38ejpmdp6$.1onbjo4t694lx$>, ultred
> ragnusen<>  wrote:
> >
> > > > changing IMEI
> > > > numbers,
> > >
> > > that's illegal.
> >
> > Nospam's utter lack of credibility is astounding.
> >
> > What you seem to forget so easily is that we've had this discussion in
> > spades in the past, where, on Android at least, it's trivial to
> > automatically change your reported IMEI number on the fly,
> trivial or not (and it's not), it's still illegal.

not around here it’s not.
> it's fraud.

no, it’s not. Fraud is deliberate deception to secure unfair or unlawful 
gain, or to deprive a victim of a legal right. The mere act of changing the 
IMEI does not gain someone anything whatsoever and does not deprive anyone of 
anything. Now, changing the IMEI _after stealing a device_, that hinders 
someone from locating his lawful property... but that’s not fraud, that’s 
furtherance of theft. Changing the IMEI on your own device isn’t fraud. 
You’re not gaining anything. If anything, you’re _losing_; many cellcos 
use the IMEI to track which devices can use their networks, so changing the 
IMEI may result in you not being able to access the network unless and until 
you change it back.
> end of
> story.
> your attempts to rationalize illegal activities is noted.

your continued, wildly successful, attempts to be a bloody twit are noted.