Saturday, January 31, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
AT&T, Verizon Among Winners Of US Airwaves Auction
Apple Closes the Gap on Samsung Fourth Quarter's Worldwide Smartphone Shipments
Verizon To Let USers Opt Out Supercookies
Microsoft Outlines Windows 10 Options For The Enterprise
Jolla Tablet Returns to Indiegogo With A 64GB Version
BT Sees Ultrafast Broadband Not Coming Earlier Than 2025
Google To Change Privacy Policy After UK's Watchdog Investigation
HDDs Shipments Increased In 2014
Active Discussions
Why Double Logins ?
retrieving burned cd information
Writing Audio files on DVDs ?
Need major help with Gigabeat
New match-3 puzzle game launch now!
Rimage 2000i
Sound card for my Laptop
hello
 Home > News > General Computing > Apple R...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Apple Releases Report On Government Requests


Apple is the latest major tech company to release a report outlining the requests it receives from governments around the world seeking information on its users.

Apple has released a document which includes requests from all countries and covers a period ranging from January 1st to June 30th of this year.

"We believe that our customers have a right to understand how their personal information is handled, and we consider it our responsibility to provide them with the best privacy protections available," Apple said.

The report provides statistics on requests related to Apple's customer accounts as well as those related to specific devices.

Apple said it would continue to advocate for greater transparency about the requests we receive.

The commpany clarified it has no interest in amassing personal information about its customers, while it protects personal conversations by providing end-to-end encryption over iMessage and FaceTime. The company also said it does not store location data, Maps searches, or Siri requests in any identifiable form.

The U.S. government does not allow Apple to disclose, except in broad ranges, the number of national security orders, the number of accounts affected by the orders, or whether content, such as emails, was disclosed.

"We strongly oppose this gag order, and Apple has made the case for relief from these restrictions in meetings and discussions with the White House, the U.S. Attorney General, congressional leaders, and the courts," Apple added.

In its report, which follows similar disclosures from Microsoft, Google, Facebook and others, Apple said it received between 1,000 and 2,000 account information requests from U.S. law enforcement bodies, affecting between 2,000 and 3,000 Apple accounts. It said it disclosed data on zero to 1,000 accounts. Apple received 3542 device requests, which in total factored in 8,605 consumer devices.

"Many of the device requests we receive are initiated by our own customers working together with law enforcement," Apple says.




Previous
Next
Sony to Charge Users For or Multiplayer Games On PS4: report        All News        New iPad Air Costs Less to Make Than Previous iPad Model
Microsoft Fixes Office Security Flaw     General Computing News      Mozilla, OTOY and Autodesk Deliver Games and Applications on the Web

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Apple Closes the Gap on Samsung Fourth Quarter's Worldwide Smartphone Shipments
Apple Sells Record iPhones in Holiday Quarter, iWatch Coming in April
Apple Takes Top Spot in China's Smartphone Market
Samsung and Apple Together Consumed 17 Percent of Total Semiconductor Demand in 2014
Samsung Led The Smartphone Market in 2014, TrendForce Reports
Apple May Use Its Own Chips In Future Macs
Apple, Ericsson In Courts Over LTE Patents
Apple, Google To End Lawsuit Over Poaching
Apple May Take On GoPro With Action Cameras
Quanta Accelerates Production Of New 12-inch MacBook Air
Apple Patent Describes Flexible iPhone Concept
Apple Starts Selling Unlocked iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .