“‘The kernel cache doesn’t contain any user info, and by unencrypting it we’re able to optimize the operating system’s performance without compromising security,’ clarified an Apple spokesperson to TechCrunch,” Precious Valerie writes for Morning News USA. “This snuffed out the rumors that the company was lax over the matter.”

“However, this does not end the debate on whether the tech giant is making the right move,” Valerie writes. “Developers never had access to the decrypted version of the iOS kernel.”

Valerie writes, “Apple’s move to offer access to its unencrypted version of the beta iOS 10 kernel will supposedly open the OS to both good and bad guys.”

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MacDailyNews Take: It’s good in every way. That it’s a stick in the eye of overreaching governments everywhere makes it all the more luscious!

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