Government information requests are a consequence of doing business in the digital age. We believe in being as transparent as the law allows about what information is requested from us. In addition, Apple has never worked with any government agency from any country to create a “back door” in any of our products or services. We have also never allowed any government access to our servers. And we never will...
...A tiny percentage of our millions of accounts is affected by national security-related requests. In the first six months of 2014, we received 250 or fewer of these requests. Though we would like to be more specific, by law this is the most precise information we are currently allowed to disclose.
only encrypts itself when the phone is turned off. when the phone is locked it is not encrypted so as long as the phone stays on and Android is running then it remains in a decrypted state.
What does "closed source vendor" have to do with anything in this matter?
Of course, you can disagree by saying "the NSA can do whatever it wants and make it legal for anyone to break any law". If that's what you believe then
What's the gameplan for maintaining OpenSSL over the long run? More importantly, how are you going to fund that maintenance?
I also find it telling that the response to "the open source model has some serious organizational flaws" continues to be "but the other guy is worse!"
The warrant canary language was also missing from the company's December 31, 2013 transparency report, which covered the second half of the year. However, since then, as part of ongoing lawsuits at the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the government has imposed new guidelines that essentially make warrant canaries much more difficult to issue.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 27, 2014
Joint Statement by Attorney General Eric Holder and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on New Reporting Methods for National Security Orders
Attorney General Eric Holder and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper released the following joint statement Monday:
“As indicated in the Justice Department’s filing with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the administration is acting to allow more detailed disclosures about the number of national security orders and requests issued to communications providers, and the number of customer accounts targeted under those orders and requests including the underlying legal authorities. Through these new reporting methods, communications providers will be permitted to disclose more information than ever before to their customers.
“This action was directed by the President earlier this month in his speech on intelligence reforms. While this aggregate data was properly classified until today, the office of the Director of National Intelligence, in consultation with other departments and agencies, has determined that the public interest in disclosing this information now outweighs the national security concerns that required its classification.
“Permitting disclosure of this aggregate data resolves an important area of concern to communications providers and the public. In the weeks ahead, additional steps must be taken in order to fully implement the reforms directed by the President.
“The declassification reflects the Executive Branch’s continuing commitment to making information about the Government’s intelligence activities publicly available where appropriate and is consistent with ensuring the protection of the national security of the United States.”
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