Jeremy Scahill and Josh Begley, writing for the The Intercept:
Researchers working with the Central Intelligence Agency have conducted a multi-year, sustained effort to break the security of Apple’s iPhones and iPads, according to top-secret documents obtained by The Intercept.
I would give my thoughts on this, but Marco explained it best:
What would you call a targeted attack on one of America’s most successful and beloved companies in history in order to break security protections, spy on millions of citizens, intercept their communications, and steal their data?
Unpatriotic? Absolutely. Terrorism? Maybe. But those don’t quite capture what this really is: war.
The United States intelligence agencies are at war against all U.S. citizens.
But it strikes me as outrageous that a U.S. spy agency is actively working against U.S. companies like Apple and Microsoft. You expect something like this from China or Russia. Not from our own government.