Kyle McDonald, an artist, created a software that would grab pictures of people's faces using Apple Store display Macs. This software took recordings from two New York-based Apple Stores and sent it to Kyle's computer. This is obviously super-invasive.
On three days in June, McDonald's program documented people staring at computers in Apple stores. Since the stores wiped their computers every night, he had to go back in and reinstall the program each day he took photos. He uploaded a collection of the photos to a Tumblr blog, and last Sunday he set up "an exhibition" at the Apple stores. During the unauthorized event at the Apple stores on West 14th Street and in Soho, when people looked at an Apple store machine, they saw a picture of themselves. Then they saw photos of other people staring at computers. Amazingly, nobody made a fuss.
McDonald set up shop in a New York City Apple Store to snag all these pictures. Check out the video to see how McDonald pulled off this rather unboring stunt.
Mashable reporting that McDonald's personal computers have now been confiscated by the U.S. Secret Service.
Apple has, in fact, gone after McDonald -- but does not detail what Apple is looking to do.
That's not all though as the United States Secretive Service is also going after Kyle. Apparently, the Secret Service swiped two flash drives, an iPod, and two computers from McDonald's home.
After recording people, installing spy cam software on Apple's private property, and having the Secret Service after him, McDonald reportedly believes he has not broken any laws.