Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday October 11, 2015

The White House Backs Down On Phone Encryption

The White House is backing away from legislation that would allow agencies access to encrypted informationآ—officially, at least.

The decision comes after a year after encryption introduced on iPhones and some Android phones sparked a debate between law enforcement and tech companies over access to phone data. With iOS 8, most data stored on the phone and communications over services like iMessage were encrypted in a way that only users could access it آ— not even Apple could.