(The Hosting News) – Apple is beefing up its security measures in its newest operating system, iOS 8.
According to ZDNet, the tech giant is improving its privacy measures in order to prevent government agencies from reading customers personal data. Now authorities will have to contact the devices owner to access information instead of Apple.
“Unlike our competitors, Apple cannot bypass your passcode and therefore cannot access this data,” said Apple on it privacy website. “So it’s not technically feasible for us to respond to government warrants for the extraction of this data from devices in their possession running iOS 8.”
However, Apple still is legally bound to release data stored on its own iCloud servers. Services encrypted in Apple iCloud data include photos, documents, calendars, contacts, iCloud keychain, backup, bookmarks, reminders, Find My iPhone, Find My Friends, mail, and notes.
“I want to be absolutely clear that we have never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services.,” noted Tim Cook on Apple’s privacy website. “We have also never allowed access to our servers. And we never will.”