Apple have promised that the new iOS 8 update will include some strict privacy settings will keep the noses of the NSA and law enforcement at bay.
Last week, Apple stated that the new iOS 8 would no longer allow police and government agencies access your personal information.
The tech giant claimed that they “cannot bypass your passcode and therefore cannot access this data” which will definitely make it harder for snoops to get access to your information.
Police officers are not thrilled however stating, “it’s definitely going to impact investigations, there is no doubt about that,” stated Dennis Dragos from the NYPD. “Detectives are trained to follow every single lead, follow every trail possible until you get to the resolution of your investigation. This is now a dead end. You’re closing a door that was available before.”
The FBI are also frustrated with Apple and apparently are “very concerned” about the new privacy features.
One police officer even went as far as to state, “Apple will become phone of choice for the pedophile.”
While law enforcement are up in arms of over the new decisions, one savvy tweet that was posted on Mashable stated, “if smartphone encryption prevents the police from solving crimes, how did they solve them before smartphones were invented? Anyone remember?”
Jonathan Zdiarski, a forensic and security researcher also had this to say:
“I think there’s a lot of kicking and screaming over this but cops have been able to do their job just fine for the past 200 years in this country, without having access to people’s personal iPhone. Criminals are just as stupid today as they have always been and they’re going to leave traces and evidence in a number of places.”
While the security feature is a step in the right direction, it still doesn’t mean that what you put on your phone is safe from prying eyes.