Tag Archives: privacy

Leaked emails via Apple VP Lisa Jackson explains sharing data with government, nothing we don’t already know

In WikiLeaks’ ongoing dump of emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta. In an email with Apple’s VP Lisa Jackson may come as a surprise to some Apple customers at first, but after reading through it, it makes sense. The email says that Apple shares data with the government thousands of times a month, even with encryption, the company…

Report: Forcing Apple to create ‘GovtOS’ won’t help in court

The mobile forensics company Cellebrite, who is reportedly working with the FBI to unlock the iPhone in the San Bernardino case, says data extraction is only the first challenge it has to overcome. If law enforcement were able to get their hands on that data, it would answer all of the questions. Just as it is for physical evidence, the admissibility of…

Customer data required to be signed off by ‘privacy czars’

As we’ve all seen with the Apple vs. FBI case, Apple deeply believes in customer privacy and security. According to a piece written by Reuters, Apple can internally debate about privacy concerns for a very long time. Any collection of Apple customer data requires sign-off from a committee of three “privacy czars” and a top executive, according to…

DoJ says ‘possible method’ found to unlocking iPhone, asking for hearing with Apple to be delayed

Apple and the Department of Justice was set to have a hearing tomorrow regarding Apple’s refusal of unlocking an iPhone used in the San Bernardino shooting. However, the DoJ is now asking to vacate the hearing, noting that they may have found a method to unlock the iPhone. According to the filing just made by the Department of Justice, it has found a…

Latest iOS 9.3 beta now encrypts iCloud backups with device passcode

According to a post on Reddit, users who attempt to restore a device via iCloud backups in iOS 9.3 will be promoted to enter the passcode that was set on the device that created that backup. Earlier reports claimed Apple was working on encrypting iCloud backups in such a way that it didn’t have the key, and this may be the solution they have come up…