Apple hires security guru Jonathan Zdziarski

“I’m pleased to announce that I’ve accepted a position with Apple’s Security Engineering and Architecture team, and am very excited to be working with a group of like minded individuals so passionate about protecting the security and privacy of others,” Jonathan Zdziarski reports via his blog.

“This decision marks the conclusion of what I feel has been a matter of conscience for me over time. Privacy is sacred; our digital lives can reveal so much about us – our interests, our deepest thoughts, and even who we love,” Zdziarski report. “I am thrilled to be working with such an exceptional group of people who share a passion to protect that.”

MacDailyNews Take: Zdziarski should prove to be a great addition for Apple where privacy is indeed sacred! We expect nothing less than end-to-end encryption for iCloud!

Zdziarski’s take on the FBI’s ‘alternative’ method – March 23, 2016
Apple keeps constant log of phone calls in iCloud, security firm says – November 17, 2016
Security expert: Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime are not ‘end-to-end’ secure – August 6, 2015
Edward Snowden supports Apple’s stance on customer privacy – June 17, 2015
U.S. appeals court rules NSA bulk collection of phone data illegal – May 7, 2015
Apple’s iOS encryption has ‘petrified’ the U.S. administration, governments around the world – March 19, 2015
Apple’s Tim Cook warns of ‘dire consequences’ of sacrificing privacy for security – February 13, 2015
A message from Tim Cook about Apple’s commitment to your privacy – September 18, 2014
Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, iPads for police, even with search warrants – September 18, 2014


  1. “We’ve always had a very different view of privacy than some of our colleagues in the valley. We take privacy extremely seriously. We worry a lot about location in phones, and we worry that some 14-year-old is going to get stalked, and something terrible is gonna happen because of our phone. As an example: before any app can get location data, we don’t make it a rule that they have to put up a panel and ask, because they might not follow that rule. They call our location services, and we put up the panel saying, “this app wants to use your location data is that okay with you” every time they want to use it. We do a lot of things like that to ensure that people understand what these apps are doing. That’s one of the reasons we have the curated App Store. We have rejected a lot of apps that want to take a lot of your personal data and suck it up into the cloud, a lot. A lot of people in the valley think we’re really old-fashioned about this, and maybe we are, but we worry about stuff like this. Privacy means people know what they’re signing up for in plain english and repeatedly, that’s what it means. I am an optimist I believe people are smart and some people want to share more data than other people do, ask them, ask them every time, make them tell you to stop asking them if they get tired of you asking them. Let them know precisely what you’re going to do with their data, that’s what we think.”

    Excerpt from “Steve Jobs: The Unauthorized Autobiography”

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  2. Privacy is sacred. Now if that isn’t an invitation to terrorist who love to rape and pillage personal privacy I don’t know what it.
    Way to go Apple, bring them on, they have no moral high ground nor ethical compass. Make them waste their time and effort.

    Privacy is sacred, what a humane concept.

  3. Metaphorically kick Apple’s ass Jonathan… Into being the insanely-great company at computer device security! I and many others are so looking forward to your work there.

    Let him do his job Apple. Keep the, ahem, marketing people out of his way!

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