Apple denies aiding NSA data collection from iPhones

Tech giant says it was completely unaware of spyware collecting information from customers

The fact that the National Security Agency aggressively pursued private information about US citizens may have brought the topic of privacy back to the forefront of public discourse, but the degree to which major companies comply with NSA requests could play a larger part in turning that conversation into action. With brand loyalty and customer dollars at stake, many tech companies have stepped up to dismiss claims that they’ve proactively aided the collection of private data, and Apple is the latest to do so.

A recently leaked document revealed that the NSA was using spyware called “DROPOUTJEEP” to keep tabs on Apple customers. The software targeted iPhones and was not only able to collect and transmit information from the phone, but also turn on the camera and microphone when prompted.

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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