Apple Denies Knowledge of NSA's iPhone Spying Program

NSA LogoYesterday, it was reported that the National Security Agency was able to capture live data from compromised iPhones including live camera, GPS, cell tower location and more.

Apple has now issued a statement denying that it ever cooperated with the NSA, according to AllThingsD.

Apple has never worked with the NSA to create a backdoor in any of our products, including iPhone. Additionally, we have been unaware of this alleged NSA program targeting our products. We care deeply about our customers’ privacy and security. Our team is continuously working to make our products even more secure, and we make it easy for customers to keep their software up to date with the latest advancements. Whenever we hear about attempts to undermine Apple’s industry-leading security, we thoroughly investigate and take appropriate steps to protect our customers. We will continue to use our resources to stay ahead of malicious hackers and defend our customers from security attacks, regardless of who’s behind them.

According to yesterday's report, the NSA could install special software onto iPhones as part of a program called DROPOUTJEEP, that provides significant access to user data and other relevant information. The leaked documents describing the program were from 2008, so it is unknown how effective the NSA's current iPhone efforts are.

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hansonjohn590 Avatar
137 months ago
If you've got nothing to hide, what's the problem? This day and age, what's wrong with eyes and ears?
Why don't you post your bank account and medical records here on the forum?

If you've got nothing to hide, what's the problem?
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gnasher729 Avatar
137 months ago
If you've got nothing to hide, what's the problem? This day and age, what's wrong with eyes and ears?

If you've got nothing to hide, you don't have a life. There are plenty of things in my life that are just nobody's ********** business.
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Rufuss Sewell Avatar
137 months ago
If you've got nothing to hide, what's the problem? This day and age, what's wrong with eyes and ears?

Because when governments start doing corrupt things like hacking your phone, they also start doing things like planting child porn on the computers of people who have opposing political views.

You really want lying corrupt gangsters running the police and military unchecked?
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neilmacd Avatar
137 months ago
Apple just called out the NSA as malicious hackers....
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Ted13 Avatar
137 months ago
Apple just called out the NSA as malicious hackers....

That's exactly what they are.
Score: 45 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xmaseve Avatar
137 months ago
If you've got nothing to hide, what's the problem? This day and age, what's wrong with eyes and ears?

Oh God, please help us...another one of THESE people.
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