Apple iPhone in Government Snooping Crosshairs
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Apple's iPhone is one of the most popular devices on the planet, and its popularity has made it a target for exploitation by the U.S. National Security Agency. In a presentation at the Chaos Communications Congress in Hamburg, Germany, on Dec. 30, security researcher Jacob Appelbaum discussed multiple exploits in the NSA's catalog of vulnerable devices and systems.
Appelbaum's talk complemented a report he helped to author in the German publication Der Spiegel over the weekend. The report includes new revelations from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden about U.S. surveillance operations and capabilities.