Apple’s new OS X Mavericks makes it harder for NSA to snoop

Top-secret documents disclosed by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden have exposed an array of programs that put the digital privacy of computer users at risk. But as security concerns continue to amount, the industry appears to be answering. Some are now making that argument, at least, after experts became aware of a fix in Apple’s newest operating system that stifles at least one of the National Security Agency programs made public through unauthorized leaks attributed to Mr. Snowden.

The Washington Post revealed earlier this month that classified documents supplied by the former intelligence contractor indicated the NSA has harvested hundreds of millions of email address books and contact lists intercepted by the agency as data routinely moves across the globe between Internet servers located around the world.

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