Good start, now we need the US government policies to be fixed
So there can't be any "secret warrants" issued, or if they must, allow companies to at least report numbers on them so citizens can judge if they're being abused.
Apple has updated its procedures for dealing with police investigations into its users' data, and has promised to let individuals know when they are being probed – most of the time, that is. The new guidelines state that customers will not be notified if there is a non-disclosure order with the search warrant or if "we believe …
You'd have to be a pretty dumb criminal these days to use any "smart" phone or tablet or online service or device, but I guess the smart ones are running the banks... ;)
Try going analogue and offline to do all your encryption offline, put the data through a projector and use a webcam and OCR. Not usually required but if you are protecting the crown jewels you want an air gap where you control exactly what is transferred, right RSA?
The scene in "Enemy of the State" when the phone booth is blown up used to look like unreasonable sci-fi paranoia. Now it just looks like a bit of overkill.
Very good catch.
So police investigations, with warrants are somewhat limited for privacy's sake, and that's a good thing. It should be difficult to probe somebody's phone and get all of their info. But warrant-less, NSA-style hoovering of info, which is the really scary stuff, that is as yet un-addressed.
It's a start, I guess.
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