“The Cupertino, California-based company has clashed with the U.S. government over whether Apple should help law enforcement access encrypted customer information stored on its devices,” Menn reports. “Callas has said he is against companies being compelled by law enforcement to break into their own encrypted products. But he has also said he supports a compromise proposal under which law enforcement officials with a court order can take advantage of undisclosed software vulnerabilities to hack into tech systems, as long as they disclose the vulnerabilities afterwards so they can be patched.”
“Callas’ return to Apple shows how encrypted communications are going mainstream,” Menn reports. “Apple has said it would continue to increase the security of its products.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple = security and privacy. Knockoff peddlers like Google, Samsung, Lenovo, Xiaomi, Huawei etcetera: Not so much.
U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu says strong encryption without backdoors is a ‘national security priority’ – April 29, 2016