The FBI on Apple’s new security encryption: ‘It’s concerning’

Apple ‘s new end-to-end data encryption measure  worries the FBI  because it won’t serve as evidence in national security cases .


The FBI has raised concerns about Apple ‘s new end-to-end data encryption on its devices.

The security office considers this measure a “threat” to its work, making it difficult to investigate national security cases.

What does this new Apple measure imply?

Apple has decided to extend end-to-end encryption for files stored in iCloud Drive, its cloud storage service.

The company will add a new option called advanced data protection, which will expand the encryption feature so that, in some cases, a copy of the content stored in the database cannot be generated.

This option will also extend Photos, Notes and Reminders.

The FBI will not be able to obtain evidence in investigations of people with this ecosystem.

“This hinders our ability to protect the American people from criminal acts ranging from cyberattacks and violence against children to drug trafficking, organized crime, and terrorism,” the entity told The Washington Post . “In this age of cybersecurity and ‘security by design’ demands, the FBI and law enforcement partners need ‘lawful access by design.'”

Users appreciate it

The FBI ‘s argument is based on the notion that just as they can search someone’s physical things, they should also, within reason, be able to search their digital things.

But Apple ‘s decision goes beyond “being an obstacle to the FBI “, but rather seeks to reinforce user security in its system.

“It’s great to see companies prioritize security,” Sasha O’Connell, resident executive at American University and former FBI section chief, told the NYT, ” but we have to keep in mind that there are trade-offs.” However, she noted that, at the end of the day, the decision is entirely up to Apple.