In today’s edition of films that are broaching the topic of married life and attempting to make it appear way cooler than it actually is (and therefore inadvertently making it appear totally lame) is Sex Tape, starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel. The film hits theaters this week on July 18. Since many will most likely have tech questions after watching the movie, GQ wisely decided to test the whole premise of Sex Tape — which finds Diaz and Segel as a married couple who accidentally upload their sex tape to the Cloud network. GQ contacted AppleCare to put the narrative to the test:
How's it going today, Lauren?
Pretty bad. I have a burning question about the Cloud.
Absolutely. Go ahead.
So you know how you can film videos on your iPad?
So I filmed a video I don't want anyone to see ever. Like, you know the kind of video I'm talking about?
I'm talking about a sex video, Dave.
Oh, I see.
Can that go up into the Cloud without me knowing it?
And for those who are dying to find out if your risque behavior can be peeped at by anyone at all, GQ discovered this:
All right, so I went ahead and looked into it for you, and you would have to make special settings for anyone to be able to see that—like a shared stream.
So videos can't just go into the Cloud?
Videos can be backed up to iCloud, but what that means is the video would be saved as, like, a backup. But you wouldn't be able to share it with anyone. No one can go into the iCloud and watch the video.
Okay. So let's say I made my sex video, and somehow it got into the Cloud, and then I gave iPads as gifts to a hundred of my friends and family. What are the chances they would ever get that sex video on their iPads?
Impossible. They can't connect to your iPad over, like, a network and just get info. You would be the one who has control.
Points for the Apple rep for being sex positive and nonjudgy: “What you do is your personal business, and I think it should be your business unless you make it somebody else’s.”
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