Apple’s iPhone is likely a Trojan Horse For Government Surveillance, in some people’s opinions. Considering both the U.S. and U.K. governments have turned on the microphones of peoples’ cellphones even when they are not in use, and that the U.S. government now has “spyware” that they can install on your computer (used recently to catch the teenager who was making bomb threats on Myspace) I’d say the likelihood of someone’s iPhone being used to spy on them is pretty much 100%.
All the other things mentioned in this article, crazy as they may sound, are actually pretty established facts. You can read up about OnStar spying on people, about USA using cell phone mics to catch a mobster,etc. This article is not THAT far-fetched.