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Law Enforcement Is Not Happy With Apple’s New Privacy Policy

Posted on the 29 September 2014 by Worldwide @thedomains


Apple changed its privacy policy with iOS 8 and it has many in law enforcement up in arms. In an article on Mashable written by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, members of law enforcement expressed their displeasure with some saying that the new policy could cost lives. One even went so far as to say that the iPhone will become the phone of choice for pedophiles.

From the article:

“[Criminals'] phones contain contacts, texts, and geo-tagged data that can help police track down accomplices,” Hosko wrote. “These new rules will make it impossible for us to access that information. They will create needless delays that could cost victims their lives.”

But privacy advocates and security researchers are skeptical.

Last week, Apple announced that starting with iOS 8, the company would no longer help police get some of the most sensitive data on your phone, including messages, emails, contacts and call history.

And it’s not that it doesn’t want to anymore, it’s that now Apple says it can no longer do it — even if it wanted to.

“Apple cannot bypass your passcode and therefore cannot access this data,” the company said in its new privacy policy.

Read the full article on Mashable

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