originally published in ConsumerAffairs Q: What does FBI director James Comey have in common with your average computer hacker? A: They both really, really hate the idea of secure encrypted data. When Apple launched its iPhone 6 in September, it bragged about the phone’s strong security features, including automatic data encryption. Which made Comey, who’s […]
Apple’s “warrant canary” died; did Patriot Act spy activities kill it?
originally published on ConsumerAffairs Photo: Library of Congress There’s possible bad news for privacy advocates and Apple customers alike: a sharp-eyed look at Apple’s two most recent Transparency Reports (more specifically, what’s not in them) suggests that, despite the company’s recent announcements affirming its strong commitment to protecting customers’ privacy, it might have been forced […]