i thank asa akira for her service everyday. my hero.
Here’s a new feature of iOS 8 that we weren’t expecting: Apple announced tonight that the new software makes it impossible for Apple to turn over the data on an iOS 8-equipped iPhone or iPad to U.S. law enforcement, even in the presence of a search warrant. Chalk one up for privacy.
This new legal and ethical stance from Apple is based on changes to the way iOS encryption works. With the newest version of Apple’s mobile software in place, the company can no longer bypass a user’s passcode—meaning that even if U.S. law enforcement presents Apple with a search warrant, the company is simply incapable of access passcode-protected data on a user’s device.
Apple will still be able to access any user data stored on iCloud, meaning a law enforcement request will compel the company to turn over iCloud files when presented with a warrant. But if the files only live on a user’s device, and not on the cloud, law enforcement’s out of luck.
Thanksgiving is coming!
Wait, hold on, wasn’t this originally the comic about people stealing art and claiming it as their own.
Did you just copy someone’s artwork and claim it as your own to complain about theft.
Did you just do that.
The level of metafuckery right here is incredible