Apple No Longer Unlocking iPhones and iPads for Police

Filed under: News by Contributor @ September 19, 2014

In a move designed to quell consumer fear about police having too much access to personal data, Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones and iPads for police. Apple has changed the encryption used on iPhones and iPads in iOS 8 so that no one but the phone’s owner can access personal data. In previous versions of iOS, Apply could bypass the users password to supply data to police agencies when faced with binding court orders. Now, however, it will be impossible for them to do so without the password supplied by the phone’s owner. It will still be possible for Apple to acces some¬†data, such as that stored in iCloud, as that data will not have the new encryption.

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/apple-will-no-longer-unlock-most-iphones-ipads-for-police-even-with-search-warrants/2014/09/17/2612af58-3ed2-11e4-b03f-de718edeb92f_story.html?utm_source=howtogeek&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

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