Monday, June 17, 2013

Apple Confirms Facetime and iMessage Encryption

Apple confirmed that its iMessage and FaceTime services are protected by end-to-end encryption and that it cannot decrypt that data. Apple also stated that its does not store data related to customers' location, Map searches or Siri requests in any identifiable form.

Apple also repeated its earlier assertion that it does not provide any government agency with direct access to its servers.  Apple received between 4,000 and 5,000 requests from U.S. law enforcement for customer data between December 2012 and the end of May 2013. The requests covered between 9,000 and 10,000 accounts or devices were specified in those requests, which came from federal, state and local authorities and included both criminal investigations and national security matters. 

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