Thursday, September 18, 2014

Apple blocks government surveillance with iOS 8

I think this is pretty damn cool:
Apple is rolling out new privacy protections for iPhones and iPads, with a new system that makes it impossible for the company to unlock a device even with a warrant.
"Unlike our competitors, Apple cannot bypass your passcode and therefore cannot access this data. So it's not technically feasible for us to respond to government warrants for the extraction of this data from devices in their possession running iOS 8."
Simply and easy. I wonder how our surveillance-mad government will respond to this news. Like a spoiled child, I imagine.