Signaling Post-Snowden Era, New iPhone Locks Out N.S.A.

Posted by Mike Confino, October 2, 2014

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Devoted customers of Apple products these days worry about whether the new iPhone 6 will bend in their jean pockets. The National Security Agency and the nation’s law enforcement agencies have a different concern: that the smartphone is the first of a post-Snowden generation of equipment that will disrupt their investigative abilities.

The phone encrypts emails, photos and contacts based on a complex mathematical algorithm that uses a code created by, and unique to, the phone’s user — and that Apple says it will not possess.

via Signaling Post-Snowden Era, New iPhone Locks Out N.S.A. – NYTimes.com.