If you’re one of those people who’s paranoid that the government is reading your personal correspondence, turns out you should consider getting an iPhone.
An internal document from the Drug Enforcement Administration states “it is impossible to intercept iMessages between two Apple devices,” according to CNET who saw the document, even if the investigators have a federal judge-issued search warrant.
While both Apple and the DEA are declining to comment on the claim, CNET says the “intelligence note” goes on to explain that the problem first came to light when a San Jose, California office of the DEA sought to obtain a record of text messages under the U.S.’s Federal Wiretap Act. The text message records were apparently incomplete, evidently because the messages between the parties being investigated were sent using iMessage.
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