Ever since Edward Snowden released documents showing what the National Security Agency (NSA) has been doing, the agency has been under the spotlight and under fire from the general population in the United States. Recently uncovered, one of the programs mentioned was called DROPOUTJEEP. This program allows for NSA to take complete control of iPhone users. Scary, is it not?
These allegations were made against NSA, and Apple has also taken some heat. Several individuals have accused Apple of leaving security holes in iOS or is consciously giving authorized access to NSA. The company released a public statement letting everyone know what they have to say about these allegations.
AllThingsD provides Apple’s full statement below:
From NSA’s standpoint, it is believed that the Agency has been rerouting shipments of online orders for the handset before reaching the user, installing spyware, and shipping them off to their destination. Completely un-spotted and very sneaky, I must say. For what it’s worth, Apple has been pushing for more transparency against government agencies, amongst other companies.
What do you think?