You know, I never wanted to really believe any of this was possible or tolerated. But, after watching PBS’s “Frontline: The United States of Secrets”, I feel that nothing is considered off limits by our government or the companies that are in bed with it. Apple joined that fold in 2012 (after Jobs died).
X-file. Gov't NSA conspiracy in action. Use only fake info on your phone and download the app that can send fake location info to protect your whereabouts. The big brother is watching you -->
Funny how it’s only ever levied by the anti-Apple people after having been disproven in their claims, huh. Almost makes it seem a completely fabricated belief repeated as fact.
What? That's not even slightly true. I'm not sure I've ever seen any "anti-Apple" people on this forum call anyone else a shill. If they have then I'm very sure that they're the minority case using that word.
Why would Apple need to make a backdoor for the government? Why would the government need their own entrance to go digging when all the data is handed to them already? Apple already shares their users' info with them (as well as Google, Microsoft, Facebook, etc.).
People have been looking for something since the Snowden documents leaked and it became apparant iOS and Android devices were easy access for the NSA:
Presumably, with what Microsoft was doing (coding NSA access into Skype, pre-encryption access to Outlook.com and Hotmail.com...) WP is wide open as well. According the docs, which are years old, Blackberry was the only smartphone OS that required serious work by the NSA to get into.