20 September, 2014

Apple's New Criminal Appeal - Bloomberg View

Apple's New Criminal Appeal - Bloomberg View: When Apple updated its privacy policy yesterday, with much self-congratulation, it noted that the security features in its new iOS8 operating system would prevent anyone from gaining access to data -- such as photos, messages or e-mails -- stored on mobile devices that are protected by users' passcodes.

 That includes Apple itself. And, by extension, law enforcement. Apple will still be able to access data stored in its iCloud service and must divulge that to the cops when presented with a warrant. But anything stored locally will be beyond the reach of both the lawmen and the company's engineers.