Apple Beefs Up Security With New iOS 8 Privacy Policies

Apple Beefs Up Security With New iOS 8 Privacy Policies(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Apple is making it harder for authorities to look at your data with its new privacy policies.

On Wednesday the tech giant announced that they are improving their privacy measures in order to prevent government agencies from reading customers personal data. Now authorities will have to contact the devices owner to access information instead of Apple, reports ZDNet.

“Unlike our competitors, Apple cannot bypass your passcode and therefore cannot access this data,” said Apple on it privacy website. “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.”

Although this new policy addresses many complaints, it should be noted that Apple is still legally bound to release data stored on its iCloud servers, which include photos, documents, mail, and contacts.

“I want to be absolutely clear that we have never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services.,” added Tim Cook on Apple’s privacy website. “We have also never allowed access to our servers. And we never will.”

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