Apple hires iPhone security research expert Jonathan Zdziarski

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  • The real Chug that Haterade

    Will he be working to shut down that 24×7 information superhighway to the US government? If not, this just more Apple lip service..

    • Do Do

      but at least they’re giving the right lip service.

    • The real Chug that Haterade

      Telling their customer and the general public how they have your security and privacy at heart yet they are pushing data to governments and other entities 24×7 behind the scenes.. reminds me of someone who says they are your best friend to your face and then constantly talks smack about you behind your back.

    • Do Do

      Are you kidding? Source? I think if you’re going to assume, then assume companies that aren’t at least saying the right thing are co-operating with “governments” behind the scenes while publicly saying otherwise.

    • The real Chug that Haterade

      Google “Lisa Jackson Podesta email”

    • It’s Me

      Her emails are about providing data, when issued a legal warrant. And the data provided doesn’t cover encrypted data, like messages or access to devices. It is info about the user and their devices and meta data about communications. Big difference between providing details, under legal obligation, about where, when and who and providing access to secured information.

      If you were brought to court to testify in a friends case, because you are under oath, you might tell them where you friend was on a particular day, where they live, where they work, etc. You’d be obligated to do so if asked. But there would be a huge difference between that and you agreeing to wear a wire, tap his phones, bug his house and gain access to his PC to copy all his files for the police. Providing info you know about him is vastly different than accessing and violating his property.

    • The real Chug that Haterade

      I’m not saying what Apple is doing is wrong… they SHOULD be complying with lawful requests for information that would help solve (or prevent) a crime… my frustration is that Apple continues to claim how they value their customers privacy, etc… yet they are giving out information behind the scenes….essentially talking out both sides of their mouth. Again, I have no problem with Apple sharing information when it comes to law enforcement…. they just need to be more transparent about it and stop making it seem like they have your privacy at heart when they are pretty much no different than any other tech company.

    • It’s Me

      I think they’ve been pretty transparent. In terms of user privacy, they are locking down devices as much as possible and refusing to assist in unlocking on principle. But, any of their own information that is readily available (note: it is generally their own data about devices and user, not user data) they will comply with lawful orders. That’s neither secretive nor two faced. They provide only their own info that they have, and only when compelled, even if that data is about their users. They don’t provide access, when possible, to user’s data. It’s a difference between providing information about and providing access to information from. Giving them a user’s address (about) is different than giving then them a key to the house (access to).

      That’s very different than some other tech companies that don’t even blush when handing over your data. Not just data about you, but your data.

    • The real Chug that Haterade

      You can spin it how you want but it seems like Apple is putting on this rosy front of “down with the FBI… your data is private and we respect that”… while they are sharing intonation with the US government out the back door… it may not be specific data from your phone like photos, etc but it is still data about you…

    • It’s Me

      No spin. Sharing info about you is very different than sharing your data.

      Conflating those two is why some companies can get away with providing your data, because people don’t recognize the massive difference between what “data about” and “data of”.

    • Zach Gilbert

      They’ve been pretty good for the most part with being transparent. They’ve set up a page where you can find all their reports here http://www.apple.com/ca/privacy/transparency-reports/

  • Dankey

    Why? Apple is the most secure of all cellular platforms.