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Apple responds to NSA spyware on iPhones

News   •   Jan 02, 2014 14:08 GMT

In a past report, leaked documents from Jacob Appelbaum, a security researcher, revealed that the NSA (US National Security Agency) had access to data on iPhones thanks to the DROPOUTJEEP spyware. This has led others to believe that Apple was working with the NSA to allow the security agency to iPhone owners’ data. Apple has denied these allegations.

In a statement, Apple responded by saying, “Apple has never worked with the NSA to create a backdoor in any of our products, including iPhone. Additionally, we have been unaware of this alleged NSA program targeting our products. We care deeply about our customers’ privacy and security.  Our team is continuously working to make our products even more secure, and we make it easy for customers to keep their software up to date with the latest advancements.  Whenever we hear about attempts to undermine Apple’s industry-leading security, we thoroughly investigate and take appropriate steps to protect our customers.  We will continue to use our resources to stay ahead of malicious hackers and defend our customers from security attacks, regardless of who’s behind them.”

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