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This article was published on March 10, 2015


Report: The CIA has been trying to hack into the iPhone for years

Report: The CIA has been trying to hack into the iPhone for years
Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin

Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

The ongoing Edward Snowden revelations just keep making it clear that the US government wants access to absolutely every means of communication.

The Intercept reports that the CIA has been on a long-term mission to hack into the firmware of Apple products and boasts that it has created a modified version of Apple’s development tool, Xcode.

The documents leaked to The Intercept by Snowden include information about a secret annual CIA meeting called the “jamboree.” The meetings have taken place for nearly a decade and in addition to CIA operatives, is attended by NSA personnel.

While the leaked documents never show that Apple hardware has been compromised, the modified version of Xcode, if used by an app developer, would allow the CIA access to that app’s information.

If you value your privacy and basic civil rights, you should check out the rest of The Intercept’s article.

➤ The CIA Campaign To Steal Apple’s Secrets [The Intercept]

 

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