Apple denies working with the NSA
January 1 , 2014
Apple denied the fact that it worked with the NSA on a way to hack into people's iPhones.
A software known as DROPOUT JEEP can get a hold of a lot of information including users' text messages and location data. It also has the ability to control iPhones' cameras and microphones.
"Apple has never worked with the NSA to create a backdoor in any of our products, including iPhone," a company spokeswoman said. "Additionally, we have been unaware of this alleged NSA program targeting our products."
Venture capitalist Michael Dearing wrote in a column saying that people who work for the NSA are patriots. However, his concern is personal: "The NSA's version of patriotism is corroding Silicon Valley. Integrity of out products, creative freedom of talented people and trust with our users are the casualties."