While I applaud Apple for enabling iPhone encryption by default, it should be noted that that doesn’t mean total security for *all* your data. They can hold the keys to your iCloud data, and it’s generally still illegal for them to tell you if the government has forced them to give it up. Also, I do not except Google from similar concerns and scrutiny, despite their similar recent stand on automatic phone encryption. “Apple Still Has Plenty of Your Data for the Feds” http://bit.ly/1ujc14s
Improved Apple encryption is a welcome step toward thwarting the surveillance state. But it seriously oversold Apple’s commitment to privacy.
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