“If you don’t want your text messages to be wire-tapped, you might consider getting yourself an iPhone,” Adrian Covert reports for CNNMoney.
“Apple’s seemingly innocuous iMessage app is giving the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency endless amounts of grief, because law enforcement is not able to trace and track text message conversations sent via Apple’s service,” Covert reports. “Though iMessage was introduced in 2011, DEA investigators only last month discovered that iMessages were not traceable.”
MacDailyNews Take: Government efficiency.
Covert reports, “While it is possible to try to directly extract the data from the iPhone’s hardware, Technology Review pointed out that it’s extremely difficult to get anything from the phone if it is password-protected and is set to wipe its memory after a set number of failed logins.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]