Will the Law Take a Bite Out of Apple?
Apple is making police officers lives much more difficult. The new iOS 8 operating system allows information to be password protected on iPhones and iPads. In an Apple privacy statement it states that items such as photos, messages, emails, and text are all protected by a password set by the user.
According to the statement on Apples website, “ 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,” because Apple can not bypass the user passcode.
Will this lead to a legal battle? Should a company be allowed to make policy settings so strict that the police can not investigate?
Does this make you want to purchase Apple products? Should it be illegal for a company to do this?