Earlier this year, Apple explained in detail what can be recovered from locked iOS devices for law enforcement agencies, and what level of request — whether a subpoena, warrant, or national security letter — would be required to turn over information like email content stored on iCloud, plus certain user data from locked iOS devices.
Now, with the release of iOS 8, Apple has expanded encryption and consumer protections against law enforcement searches. In a letter to customers, Apple CEO Tim Cook addresses customer concerns over user data protections, particularly following the recent theft of personal photographs belonging to dozens of celebrities that were stored on iCloud.
Cook discussed several different privacy-related topics and took a big shot at some of Apple’s competitors. It’s great PR and looks to reaffirm Apple’s commitments to its customers. Here are some of the key quotes:
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