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Apple issues official statement: “we do not provide government with direct access to our servers”

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Apple issues official statement: “we do not provide government with direct access to our servers”
Apple has just issued an official statement to deny allegations that the U.S. government has direct access to its servers and can spy on people’s conversations without a warrant. In a rare for the company public statement, Cupertino made it crystal clear that it does not participate in the National Security Agency’s “Prism” program.

Apple clarified that it only gives U.S. officials information after examining legal requests. To prove that, it revealed that from the beginning of December until the end of May it has gotten between 4000 and 5000 such requests. Some of them - the company underscored - were rejected because of inconsistencies.


Moreover, Apple also claims that encrypted messages sent via iMessage or FaceTime simply cannot be decrypted and all conversations via those channels remain private even when they are legally requested.

Two weeks ago, on June 6th, a huge scandal broke up after leaked slides revealed a secret "Prism" program that showed how companies like Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Apple provide some form of a backdoor access to their servers directly to the U.S. government. The shocking revelation showed how officials can "extract audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person’s movements and contacts over time."

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Apple issues official statement: “we do not provide government with direct access to our servers”

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