Apple denies 'backdoor' NSA access
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Apple said on Tuesday it had no "backdoor" in its products after a security researcher and a leaked document suggested the US National Security Agency had unfettered access to the iPhone.
Apple said in an email to AFP that it "has never worked with the NSA to create a backdoor in any of our products, including iPhone." The statement added that " we have been unaware of this alleged NSA programme targeting our products."
Security researcher Jacob Applebaum described the NSA programme based on a purportedly leaked document about NSA access to the iPhone, in comments made in Germany.
Apple said it "is continuously working to make our products even more secure, and we make it easy for customers to keep their software up to date with the latest advancements... and will continue to use our resources to stay ahead of malicious hackers and defend our customers from security attacks, regardless of who's behind them."