The Evad3rs Post New Important Letter To Jailbreak Community

After the surprising release of evasi0n7 jailbreak, the evad3rs team has given out a new second letter for the community. The letter informs that Taig no longer present and some more concerns have been addressed.

The concerns are related to the Chinese concerns about piracy, privacy and money. Evad3rs say Taig has been removed and they didn’t receive any sum from them.

The letter essentially covers 3 concerns regarding the app store that originally came bundled with the Chinese version of evasi0n7: privacy, piracy and money. The evad3rs say that Taig has been completely removed from their app, and that they haven’t collected any money from them…

Here’s an excerpt from the letter:
“There have been a lot of rumors listing various amounts we’ve been paid. We have received no monies from any group, including Taig. We will not be accepting any money. Our donations are being given to Public Knowledge, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure to help protect jailbreaking as your legal right.”
This came after the rumors pointed out that evad3rs made a deal of $1 million with the company Tag. However, this information says otherwise.

And about the sending of user data to an external server, here is what evad3rs had to say:
“First and foremost, and of utmost concern, is privacy. No one’s data was ever sent anywhere. Of course, as a member of the community whose work frees devices, it would be against everything we’ve worked for the last 7 years to jeopardize the security of the users of our software. To reiterate, no Taig software was installed unless the computer’s language was set to Chinese. Furthermore, no Taig software would run unless the user opened the Taig application.
After rumors abound of encrypted data being sent for users in China who’ve installed Taig, we decided to do what we do best – reverse engineer the code of Taig to understand what was being sent. Taig transmitted data similar to what Cydia transmits. Unique device identifiers were transmitted in encrypted form similar to how Cydia uses SSL to protect the privacy of its users. Taig did not transmit any private user data from the devices at all.” 
And the final thing that they had to say about piracy:
“Our written and verbal agreement with Taig banned it. They assured us it was not in there. We did not check every package in their store but a cursory examination before release found no problems. However, after investigation and after notification from the community, we found examples, including pirated tweaks, Apple App Store apps, and even pod2g’s PodDJ app. We dropped the ball on this. While we at first did not believe Taig purposefully violated our agreement, the depth of the transgression against the software developers and the jailbreak community cannot be overlooked and we could not move forward after that even if it were fixed. We terminated our relationship with them. We are very disappointed that they have decided to put up a cracked version of the jailbreak on their site that installs Taig. We did not give them any permission or source code.” 
In the end, evad3rs promise to fix the remaining issues with the iOS 7 untethered evasi0n7 tool but it is going to take some time. Evad3rs also mention they need some recovery time. You can read the entire statement from the team.

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