“Signaling Post-Snowden Era, New iPhone Locks Out N.S.A.”
“The phone encrypts emails, photos and contacts based on a complex mathematical algorithm that uses a code created by, and unique to, the phones user and that Apple says it will not possess.
The result, the company is essentially saying, is that if Apple is sent a court order demanding that the contents of an iPhone 6 be provided to intelligence agencies or law enforcement, it will turn over gibberish, along with a note saying that to decode the phones emails, contacts and photos, investigators will have to break the code or get the code from the phones owner.”
‘Eliminating the iPhone as one source I dont think is going to wreck a lot of cases,’ he said [Jonathan Zdziarski, a security researcher]. ‘There is such a mountain of other evidence from call logs, email logs, iCloud, Gmail logs. Theyre tapping the whole Internet,” quoting David E. Sanger and Brian X. Chen, the New York Times.