To distance itself from allegations of collaborating with the secret surveillance program PRISM , Apple issued a statement on Sunday night that denies it granted the National Security Agency direct access to its servers. The company went one step further: Apple claimed it couldn’t turn over certain data to the U.S. government, even if it wanted to. “Conversations which take place over iMessage and FaceTime are protected by end-to-end encryption so no one but the sender and receiver can see or read them,” the statement reads . “Apple cannot decrypt that data.” SEE ALSO: Wickr: Can the Snapchat for Grown-Ups Save You From Spies? Apple’s announcement comes on the heels of denials from Google , Facebook , Microsoft and Yahoo . But Apple was more specific, stating that iMessages are encrypted; only the two iMessage participants can read any given conversation. If this is true, are iMessages beyond the grasp of the NSA and the FBI? In the past, security experts doubted Apple’s claims regarding iMessage encryption. Only Apple knows those details. “What Apple is saying is true,” a former Apple employee familiar with the iMessage encryption told Mashable . The employee agreed to talk on the promise of anonymity,… Read full this story
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